TWU recommending acceptance to members in forthcoming ratification vote
VANCOUVER, April 11 /CNW/ - TELUS and the Telecommunications Workers
Union (TWU) have agreed to the terms of a tentative collective
agreement, covering approximately 12,100 TELUS employees nationally.
The TWU has confirmed that it will present the tentative agreement to
its membership in the coming weeks and recommend their members vote in
favour of it.
TELUS and the TWU have agreed to not release further details of the
agreement pending finalization of contract language, which is expected
to be completed later this week.
"We are pleased with the successful talks we have had in partnership
with the TWU. The process of negotiations has been constructive and
conducted in a professional manner." said Darren Entwistle, President
and CEO of TELUS. "We believe this is a progressive agreement that
effectively balances the needs of our customers, our team members and
"We are optimistic our frontline team members will agree and will vote
in favour of the contract," Mr. Entwistle added. "A ratified agreement
will enable our team to focus on the continued execution of our
strategy, including answering the challenges our industry's highly
competitive market presents."
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.8 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million
customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7
million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet
subscribers and more than 300,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by
President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services including data, Internet protocol
(IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245
million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered
4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS
Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic
initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding
philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to
receive this prestigious international recognition. For more
information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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