Hello Members,

By working relentlessly since launching our #RiseUP campaign, we’ve made many gains for our members and our families, including:

We Gained:
✅ Pay provisions for employees absent from duty now applies to all members
✅ A standardized Union introduction for all members
✅ Domestic Violence Leave
✅ Increases, long overdue, to per diem rates, boot allowances, and premiums
✅ Enhanced Technological Change Protection
✅ Language allowing our stewards to participate in Investigative Meetings

Please find our Strike Vote Handout and Strike FAQ. Strike Vote Handout Strike FAQ Also, check out our video of practice pickets across the nation.
USW Local 1944 is ready and waiting to reopen negotiations with Telus to conclude a fair Collective Agreement. If you are already aware of our position on the issues you can see that we are not asking for anything outrageous: wages that account for the increasing cost of living, some improvements of little cost to Telus, and we’re seeking that Telus drop further concessions to health benefits, pension and other items, which are wholly unnecessary given Telus’ present financial success.
Despite repeated attempts, Telus has persistently declined to resume negotiations, leaving us with no alternative but to take decisive action. Your Bargaining Committee is therefore seeking your support in a call to STRIKE, if a negotiated agreement cannot be reached.
The USW will be holding its 55th National Policy Conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on April 24 – 28, 2023. The Conference will start with registration on Sunday, April 23 and continue until Friday, April 28.
Today the USW Canadian National Office launched a campaign for the public and members alike to send letters to Parliament calling for political leaders to urge Telus back to the bargaining table.
As mentioned in Bargaining Update #33, Local 1944 is ramping up our activities and campaigns across the country throughout February seeking to conclude a fair Agreement for you, and so we decided to lead off with a video recapping how far we’ve come as a membership in the past year. Take a look:
Your Union is stronger and more united than it has been in 17 years thanks to your support and solidarity, therefore we have a wide array of options to escalate pressure on the employer. It’s up to the Company to determine how far we need to go to make them offer you a fair deal.

We have taken down our wage calculator because some technical issues with it have come to light. However, we would like to address some confusion regarding the Company’s offer. While they are advertising 5.5% in the first year of the contract and a $10,000 lump sum, this is not entirely accurate. The table below illustrates the Company’s monetary proposal: