For more information: Lee Riggs, ETC Local 1944 Chief Negotiator, 604-437-8601, [email protected] The TWU, ETC National Local 1944 represents more than 10,000 members working for Telus in various positions, call centers, network support, customer support, installation and repair. They work at hundreds of sites across Canada with major sites in Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Prince George, Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary, Scarborough, Barrie, Rimouski and Montreal. Please note that the telecommunications workers` union merged with the United Steelworkers Union, with Der Endesdienst (TWU) on January 1, 2015 at the Telecommunications Workers Association (TWU), United Steelworkers Local Union 1944. March 2, 2017 – Der Telus-TWU, ETC National Local 1944 National Local 2016-2021 is now available online. "The main goal of local communities is to negotiate a new collective agreement and not go on strike," riggs said. "There are a lot of levers that we can activate before we go on strike. The negotiating committee has the backs of our members. More than 10,000 USW Local members in 1944 have our backs. There are a million members of the United Steelworkers turning their backs on us. Our number has enough power to do everything, to negotiate a collective agreement that ensures that these workers get a fair contract while waiting for their jobs for years.ย Despite very significant profits in recent years, Telus has, on the whole, channelled significant economic benefits to company executives and shareholders. Membership in Local 1944 provides the quality service that Telus customers depend on and, through them, they will continue to insist that treatment be fair.
The union will ensure that Telus complies with the terms of the agreement and will not accept any offence detrimental to its members. The pension plan and the telecommunications workers` trust fund was established as of January 1, 1975 and provide benefits to members who are employed in BC and through a collective agreement between USW Local 1944 and TELUS and associated subsidiaries, in accordance with the collective agreement and all regular workers of other registered employers for participation by the directors. "Shaw says they want an agile and adaptable organization; We`re saying it shouldn`t go at a price for our members," said Lee Riggs.ย What Shaw really intends to do is undermine the rights of union workers and change the rules by making workers available, while putting increased financial pressure on their shoulders. We believe that it is possible for Shaw to be a powerful player in the competitive marketplace and to create a fair and respectful collective agreement that shows our members that their work is valued and protected.ย "Our members know that a strike can create financial hardship for them and their families," said Lee Riggs, chief negotiator for the 1944 ETC. "However, our members have shown a determination to defend their rights against an employer who has shown them little respect. I am proud of this powerful strike vote that shows how united our members are and how ready they are to defend themselves.ย BURNABY, BC, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ – Members of the United Steelworkers (ETC) Local 1944 at Shaw Cable in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Langley voted strongly in favour of strike action. This week, 85% of members voted and gave a strike mandate of more than 98%. After a year of collective bargaining, the TWU, ETC National Local 1944, reached an interim agreement with Telus in early October. The local bargaining committee held membership meetings across Canada in October and early this month to discuss the interim collective agreement and vote on the interim settlement. Ballot papers were counted on November 23 and 68% of the votes voted in favour of approval.
Local members, in 1944, staged workplace visibility measures to support their bargaining committee, collected thousands of cards to support their contractual demands, held leaflets publicly in Telus retail stores, and contacted Telus employees in the Philippines as part of an ongoing campaign to raise standards.