British Columbia

June 9, 2021 - Three new Shop Steward classes will be held in August. These August sessions will be held in English only. All our previous sets of Shop Steward classes filled up within a few hours, so don’t delay your registration and seize this opportunity for empowering yourself and your coworkers!

June 7, 2021 - USW Local 1944 is proud to announce that we will be holding a Pension Information Presentation with all four Union Trustees and the Plan Administrator of the TWPP.

The Telecommunications Workers Pension Plan is the retirement plan jointly Trusteed by Local 1944 and Telus, for members within the Telus bargaining unit in BC. It is currently the retirement plan for over 15,700 members/former members and retirees.

The Union Pension Trustees are:

May 28, 2021 - Check out the May 2021 issue of your magazine. 

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The magazine features an update from your Telus Bargaining Committee, who are hard at work preparing to fight for a better Collective Agreement for Telus-employed members.

May 27, 2021 - On Tuesday, May 25, the Local Union officers took their positions for a three-year term. Local 1944 Executive Board members were sworn-in via Zoom videoconference. Congratulations to all Executive Board members! We have the pleasure to announce that as of May 25, 2021, the Local is no longer under Administration.
May 19, 2021 - [email protected], formerly known as the TWU-USW Employee Life and Health Plan, is looking for a USW Local 1944 member who is interested to serve as a plan trustee.

May 14, 2021 - Your Bargaining Committee continues to meet to review language, build proposals and do the work necessary prior to negotiations with Telus. We had a very successful last few days.

We had District 6 Director Marty Warren stop by to pledge his support. We have recently learned that Canadian National Director Ken Neumann, after a long and successful career with the Steelworkers, will be retiring. Brother Warren has thrown his hat into the ring in the hopes of being elected to succeed Brother Neumann.

May 13, 2021 - Every year, USW Local 1944 offers 7 scholarships to members’ children graduating from high school and registering in any post-secondary public institution:

  • 3 educational scholarships of $750
  • 4 scholarships of $1,000

The following requirements must be met:

May 11, 2021 - Three new Shop Steward classes will be held in July. Please note that these July sessions will be held in English only. Our latest set of Shop Steward classes filled up within a few hours, so don’t delay your registration. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for empowering yourself and your coworkers! 

May 10, 2021 - Local 1944 is excited to announce a Shop Steward Level 1 Training session in June. This session will be held in French only.

May 5, 2021 - We’re very excited to announce a whole new line of Local 1944 clothing, with fresh designs to let you support your Local in style. All products are Union Made, and can be purchased by credit card and shipped to your door. 

Visit our online store on Shopify at https://shopusw1944.ca

Here is the price list of our new items, sizes go from XS to 4XL: