Telus Bargaining Updates

Telus Bargaining Update #16 - September 6, 2022

Your committee continues to fight against concessions. We are not just fighting for the removal of concessions but for improvements to our Collective Agreement.

Telus Bargaining Update #14 - August 2, 2022

Telus has heard the Union’s proposals and said they understand the Union's position. However, the Company has shown little movement and instead continues to push their contrary and divisive concessionary proposals, seeking reductions to pensions, benefits, and threatening job uncertainty.

Telus has recently offered Voluntary Severance Packages and Early Retirement Incentives to our members in FFH Loyalty and Retention, as well as Technical Support. These VSPs and ERIPs are voluntary, and the members do not have to take them. We know the work is still there. With the continuous offers of overtime for the Loyalty and Retention groups it doesn’t make sense for the Company to reduce the workforce. But again, the Company seeks to reduce our membership and eliminate good Canadian jobs.

Hello members,

Telus’ concessions remain on the table.

Your committee is fighting for a successful collective agreement. Job security, wage increases, health benefits. Our Power to make gains comes from your support and your participation.

When we stand together and support each other in solidarity, anything is possible.

Other Unions are rising up, and standing up for themselves and making gains.

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.