Quebec and Maritimes

USW Local 1944’s first By-Law Ratification Vote since 2017 is occurring by electronic ballot on Thursday, March 24, from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm Pacific Time, and all members in good standing of the Local are entitled to vote.
March 8, 2022 - This International Women’s Day we thank, honour and celebrate the generations before us who bravely fought, toiled and struggled for the equality that we enjoy today.

March 1, 2022 - The Bargaining Committee would like to address some Company actions and rumors we have been hearing from you, our Local 1944 members. It's important for you to know that during a bargaining year the Company practices may change. What was once acceptable may no longer be. Thus described as the ‘silly season’.

Our Collective Agreement remains in full force and effect. Our members need to know it and enforce it.

Remember if you don't hear it from us, it's likely not true!!

February 8, 2022 - On February 9 and 16, 2022, Candace Knoll, from Unit 51, member of the Civil and Human Rights Committee and of the USW 1944 – Telus Bargaining Committee, will be participating on a panel for Black History Month, Facing Facts and Finding Feelings, co-sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women Foundation, New Westminster & District Labour Council and Vancouver and District Labour Council.

Sister Knoll will be a speaker on two different panels:

February 1, 2022 - USW Local 1944 is constantly looking for ways to protect you. We are in the midst of a major campaign to do exactly that. PROTECT YOU! One way we are succeeding in doing that is by ensuring that all eligible discipline is removed. At a time when Telus is frequently disciplining, one of the most powerful ways to protect yourself is to have old discipline removed from your file. This is a right enshrined in Article 10.03 of the current Collective Agreement.

January 25, 2022 - The Bargaining Committee continues to meet and work through the proposals that the Union and Company have put forward. 

In this round, we have been able to push the Company to provide specific language much sooner than previous rounds of bargaining. But, sadly, their proposals are still concessionary.

February 24, 2022 - Bargaining is here, and the key to making sure YOU get a fair and improved Collective Agreement is YOU showing your support for YOUR BARGAINING COMMITTEE. PUMA Campaign #3 is your chance to #RISEUP to show this support.

January 14, 2022 - The Union has introduced a series of 3 online one-day workshops built around the theme of “Solidarity in Hard Times”, to give members the opportunity to meet virtually and exchange ideas on how labour activists can support one another and their communities. Below are the details for the third workshop, Solidarity Looks Like This:

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time
Where: Online (a link to access conference platform will be provided after registration) 

January 5, 2022 - The Local is honoured and excited to announce that over 200 call-centre workers employed at ‘ADT Security by Telus’ have been successfully organized and are officially the newest members of the Local 1944 family.