Bargaining Update #28

Hello Members,

As mentioned in Bargaining Update #27, your Bargaining Committee is holding Town Hall meetings to show you the sub-par contract that Telus is offering. You will have an opportunity to vote on this abhorrent offer. As you know, we are recommending a NO and will explain our rationale in detail and answer all of your questions during these upcoming sessions.

You will receive several Zoom registration links via email this week, providing multiple meeting time options. We are offering a morning, evening and weekend option for everyone, and in fact, Federal Conciliation with Telus has been extended by two weeks in order to allow for this wide selection of meeting times. You are to register for only one of these meetings, whichever is most convenient for you. If you register for one meeting, you will be ineligible to register for the others.

When registering, please use the email address that we have on file for you, either the email address that you would have entered on your original Membership Application Form to join the Union, or any updated email address you may have provided us.

Once you register, the Union office will determine your eligibility to vote and will approve your registration. Approval may not occur immediately but should occur at least 48 hours prior to your meeting. Only members in Good Standing are eligible to vote.

Upon approval, Zoom will send you your secure, individualized meeting link, which can only be used to access your Town Hall meeting on one device (so it cannot be shared). Also, note that the Zoom link could be sent to your junk folder, so be sure to check there as well.

All attendees at the Town Hall meetings will therefore be eligible voters, and electronic balloting of whether to accept the contract will occur through Zoom during the meeting.

You will receive only the registration options for your own membership Group, but for your information, this is the complete Town Hall meeting schedule:

British Columbia members, but not including Unit 51 (Canada Way Clerical) and Unit 7 (Richmond, Burnaby, New West, Surrey, Tri-Cities Plant) 

Monday, January 16
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm PT 

Saturday, January 21
10:00 am – 1:00 pm PT

Tuesday, January 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT 

Unit 51 (Canada Way Clerical) and

Unit 7 (Richmond, Burnaby, New West, Surrey, Tri-Cities Plant)

Tuesday, January 17
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm PT

Saturday, January 21
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm PT

Wednesday, January 25
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT 

  Alberta - Red Deer and North

 Wednesday, January 18
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm MT

 Sunday, January 22
10:00 am - 1:00 pm MT

 Thursday, January 26
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Alberta – South of Red Deer

Thursday, January 19
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm MT

Sunday, January 22
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT 

Friday, January 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Ontario and Quebec

Friday, January 20
(Bilingual interpretation available)
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm ET

Monday, January 23
(English only)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET 

Saturday, January 28
(Bilingual interpretation available)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Please note that we are committed to having as many members participate in this process as possible and will schedule up to an additional five meetings if required, bringing the total number of meetings to 20, six more than the last set of meetings held.

Please watch your inbox for your registration links to be received this week, and email [email protected] if you have any questions.

In Strength and Solidarity,

USW Local 1944