Telus

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. 

June 26, 2020 - A November 27, 2019 hotline communicated the Union’s intent to seek a ruling from the Arbitrator over the Company’s proposed compensation to our members, stemming from the Arbitrator deciding the Concierge grievance in our favour.

April 29, 2020 - Telus is holding its Annual General Meeting virtually this year, via live audio webcast on Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 am, Pacific Time.

March 5, 2020 - On Thursday, February 20, 2020, we heard Darren Entwistle, Chief Executive Officer of Telus, speak at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearings against legislation enhancing Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). We, the workers at Telus, understand his concern regarding the introduction of MVNOs that would be allowed to lease capacity from existing facilities-based carriers and then sell the service to retail customers.

March 5, 2020 - It is with great regret and sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Local 1944 member Travis Storozynsky of Williams Lake, British Columbia, who lost his life on February 20th in a motor vehicle accident during his shift at Telus. 

Travis was a big part of his work team which considers itself to be like a family. Travis leaves behind his fiancé (Andrea) and many other friends and family. 

Travis was a Brother of ours and he will never be forgotten. 

February 21, 2020

Are you tired of…

Unrealistic metrics?
Unfair discipline given to you or others?
Excessive training on job duties you didn’t sign up for?
Worse Collective Agreements every round of bargaining?
Have you been waiting for a real way to fight back, for yourself, and for your coworkers?

Join the Project For United Membership Action today!

January 27, 2020 - On Dec 11th we sent a communication detailing members reporting that they are no longer allowed to use company time for a Bio Break, while other members report they are not having any “blow back”. 

We sought member feedback for a better picture of whether many individuals were impacted or if there were just a few cases here and there that we had heard about.

January 20, 2020 - Recently an internal communication was sent to members by Telus management with explanations for the dramatic increase in complaints filed against Telus to the CCTS (Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services), as mentioned in the linked article below. 

www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/customer-complaints-telus-2019-1947212 

December 19, 2019 - BC Telus employees (excluding COS) should remember that if your rotation has you working more than two Sundays in a calendar month, you are entitled to a premium for that shift:

Collective Agreement Article A5.10(b): “When a Regular full-time employee is assigned to work three (3) or more Sunday shifts in a calendar month, the employee will be paid a premium of one (1) times the employee’s basic hourly rate of pay for the third and any subsequent Sunday shift worked during that calendar month.” 

November 27, 2019 - As we have communicated to members previously, the Union filed grievances in 2013 and 2014 asserting that “Concierge” Reps had been underpaid by Telus due to an incorrect wage categorization of their job. In December 2018, the Union won this grievance at arbitration, and the arbitrator ordered Telus to compensate former Concierge agents at the proper wage rate.