Telus Bargaining Updates

The membership has voted to accept Telus’ latest offer, with 70% voting in favour. 

Hello Members,

By working relentlessly since launching our #RiseUP campaign, we’ve made many gains for our members and our families, including:

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to share that, following discussions with Telus executives this past weekend, a tentative agreement has been reached on the outstanding Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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

As the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches, your Bargaining Team is working hard to negotiate its inclusion and others into our Collective Agreement.

Telus publicly recognizes the importance of these holidays but fails to show the same commitment at the bargaining table without concessions!

Appendix A
Telus refuses to accept the addition of this holiday without the removal of Easter Monday Holiday. Members will see no increase in paid time off.

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 “ 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.