Telus Bargaining Update #12

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.

  • Shaw (USW 1944) BC – 98% Strike vote: 8.5% in wage increases with improvements in benefits and jurisdictional language.
  • Shaw (IBEW) BC: 8.5% in wage increases and language improvements.
  • Bell (Unifor Local 31) ON/QC: 7.5% in wage increases, enhanced job security and commitment to hiring new regular jobs.
  • Bell (Unifor Local 34) ON/QC: 13% in wage increases, enhanced RRSP contributions and commitment to hiring new regular jobs.
  • Cargill Plant (UFCW 401) AB – 97% Strike mandate: 21% in wage increases, improved health benefits and improved health and safety.
  • John Deere (UAW) USA: 20% in wage increases, three 3% COLA lump sum payments over three years and restoration of a Defined Benefit pension plan to cover all employees.
  • Kellogg’s (BCTGM) USA – No Concessions: Elimination of two-tier wage system, wage increases, COLA increases, a clear path to full time employment, plant closure moratorium resulting in guaranteed job security and increase in pension benefits.

Workers at ADT by Telus, Amazon and Starbucks are organizing their workplaces in unprecedented numbers, showing that there is a cultural shift where workers are taking back their power.

Solidarity is the only way to make gains.

The power is within us!

*Wage increases over the term of the respective collective agreements above.

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee

USW Local 1944