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September 18, 2020 - September 30 marks the one year anniversary of IBEW 213 members on strike against Ledcor LTS for a fair contract and dignity.

September 9, 2020 - Local 1944 is organizing a #photocontest1944 to honour all Telecom Workers. Members of Local 1944 have until September 15, 2020 to send their pictures at 1944.fyi/photocon-2020
September 4, 2020 - Canada is changing rapidly, with automation drastically altering the country’s economy and workforce. Low wages and unsafe working conditions seem to be the norm. Workers feel they cannot compete, and they fear that they can easily be replaced if they complain.
August 26, 2020 - The Women of Steel Committee has been working on a series of four Special Publications addressing common mental health issues, including burnout. We are releasing one publication each month. All four publications are inter-linked and ready now if you wish to read ahead for further information.

August 20, 2020 - As mentioned in the Acting President’s Message of August 19, 2020, Local 1944 is about to begin the process of electing members of the Local 1944 – Telus Bargaining Committee, and Unit Delegates to the Local Union Delegated Meeting, taking place March 16-18, 2021. Nominations for both sets of positions will take place at 3rd quarter Unit Meetings which occur throughout September and October, and the election will take place by electronic ballot, on a one-member-one-vote basis, November 20, 2020.

August 11, 2020 - Is the volume of work expected in your day so much that you cannot get through all the work assigned? Are your job metrics unrealistic? To keep up with expectations, are you reading work emails and completing work off the clock? Are you working before your shift start to get a jump on things in hopes of staying off the radar?
August 6, 2020 - As announced earlier this month, and to honour all Telecom Workers that allow Canadians to work from home, Local 1944 is organizing a contest. The challenge is simple: Display our “Thanks To All Telecom Workers” poster in the most creative and effective way. You could win one of three $500 Visa gift cards!
July 28, 2020 - Members of the Women of Steel Committee have been working on a series of four Special Publications addressing common mental health issues, including burnout. They will be releasing one publication each month. All four publications are inter-linked and ready now if you wish to read ahead for further information.
July 22, 2020 - Members’ children have only a few days left to submit their application and seize the financial opportunity of a USW Local 1944 scholarship for their post-secondary education! Application deadline for the USW Local 1944 Scholarships: August 1, 2020

July 9, 2020 - The Local Union received a favourable arbitration award on June 29, 2020, reinstating a terminated member, in a case led by one of our Local Union Representatives, Tamara Marshall. The Local’s past practice has been that lawyers represented union members at arbitrations, but Local 1944’s Local Union Representatives have now been trained so that they can represent our members instead.

July 2, 2020 - On Friday, the Union was notified by Telus that a member had dared to post the Local’s poster that reads, “Thanks to all Telecom Workers that allow Canadians to work from home” on a door within a Central Office in Alberta, and that management had taken the poster down as it wasn’t on a Union Board.