Telus Bargaining Updates

Hello members,

Telus’ concessions remain on the table.

We've been bargaining for 8 months and met with the Company for 43 days and despite record profit, more than 50 concessions remain on the table. Despite fighting to make meaningful gains your committee has spent much of its time defending the benefits in our current contract.

The Telus AGM showcased its financial success last Friday and Darren Entwistle, the highest paid telecommunications CEO in Canada, said that “Telus is about better human outcomes” and “...at Telus, there is a culture of caring.”

April 8, 2022 - Your Bargaining Committee has continued to meet with the Company to demand improvements to job protection, benefits, and scheduling. The Company is continuing with its trend of decreasing job security, collapsing job titles, placing restrictions on pensions and benefits, having you work harder, and paying you less.

They can do better. We deserve better.

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!!

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.

December 2, 2021 - The Union and the Company have continued to meet and discuss each other's proposals for a total of six more days since our last update on October 28, 2021. 

October 28, 2021 - As we know, your Local Union has been engaging and listening to you, the members, for months. We all know that Telus is a successful company and has made extraordinary amounts of money during COVID.

Too many of us feel undervalued and not recognized for our collective contribution to Telus’ success.

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.

March 29, 2021 - Your Bargaining Committee has met again to review the language and the issues that matter most to you and your families as expressed in your responses to the bargaining survey. In addition, the Bargaining Committee is reviewing all provisions of the Collective Agreement as we continue to build proposals and ultimately a comprehensive package that brings your voice to the table.