April 8, 2021 - We only have 22 days left until the end of RealityCheck, the Union’s version of Telus’ PulseCheck. The more members that fill out the survey, the more irrefutable the results will be, but we need your help to get as many responses as possible!

March 29, 2021 - Your Bargaining Committee has met again to review the language and the issues that matter most to you and your families as expressed in your responses to the bargaining survey. In addition, the Bargaining Committee is reviewing all provisions of the Collective Agreement as we continue to build proposals and ultimately a comprehensive package that brings your voice to the table. 

Your participation and support in this round of bargaining will be paramount to our success.

March 12, 2021 - If you have been trained to take appointments for the vaccination clinics and are inside the bargaining unit, you DO NOT have to do unpaid work, including system start-up, prior to the start of your shift. No discipline will be forthcoming if you refuse.

February 5, 2021 - The election of one Telecommunications Workers Pension Plan Trustee, scheduled to occur in 2021, will be conducted at the Local Union Delegated Meeting set to take place in Fall 2021.

February 4, 2021 - The Union has heard from call centre agents that there were issues with Christmas 2020 Holiday coding (please refer to the Acting President’s Messages on January 8 and

January 25, 2021 - The Local’s Bargaining Committee representing members at Telus met by Zoom last week. We reviewed the many Bargaining Survey responses that you, the members, submitted. The results laid bare the many struggles and challenges you face in your work, and the large gap between the efforts you put in to your job versus how you are treated and compensated by Telus. Your responses have helped us to identify our top priorities for bargaining, and also some of the strategies that we intend to use to achieve these priorities. Thank you.

January 22, 2021 - Dear members,

Thank you everyone for exercising patience as I try to work through the Holiday coding issues with Telus (see previous Acting President’s Message here).

They are firm in their position that they made an honest mistake and that they corrected that mistake by applying the language of the collective agreement.

They do not believe harm was caused to anyone.

January 18, 2021 - By now, you may have seen management’s January 14th email announcing Telus’ Ergonomic Subsidy and Internet Subsidy for those who qualify to enter the “At Home Agent Evolution” program in Q2.
January 11, 2021 - Thanks to all of you who completed the 2021 USW / Telus Bargaining Survey. There was massive participation, more than double what we have seen for any other survey conducted in the past several years! In particular, we heard a lot of feedback that members appreciated the depth of questions about your work experience and bargaining priorities, and the many opportunities to provide open-ended feedback.
January 8, 2021 - To those affected by the coding issues regarding the statutory holidays of the Christmas break, I have been in constant contact with the Acting Director of Telus Labour Relations since Christmas Eve day. I am grateful for the many members who have flagged this as an issue and for all of the emails I have received. I am acutely aware of your frustration and the disruption in your lives that this has caused. This is why since December 24th, the Acting Director and myself have been working on this very important issue.