MTS and TEAM-IFPTE ratify agreement

WINNIPEG, May 27, 2016 /CNW/ - (TSX:MBT) Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and the Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM-IFPTE Local 161) are happy to announce they have ratified a three-year collective agreement.

The agreement, which has an expiry date of Feb. 19, 2019, positions MTS to successfully move forward with ongoing business.

"We are thrilled that both negotiating teams were able to reach this agreement and that TEAM-IFPTE membership voted to support it," said Jay Forbes, president & CEO, MTS. "We enjoyed a very productive and positive negotiating process and are looking forward to strengthening our relationship as we continue serving our customers.

The two sides reached a tentative agreement on May 9 and TEAM's negotiating committee unanimously recommended acceptance. TEAM-IFPTE membership held its ratification vote yesterday.

The agreement includes wage increases of 1.5% in the first year and 2% in each of the following two years.

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 represents 900 managers and professionals at MTS.

About MTS
At MTS, we're proud to be Manitoba's leading information and communications technology provider. We're dedicated to delivering a full suite of services for Manitobans – Internet, Wireless, TV, Phone Service and Security Systems plus a full suite of Information Solutions, including Unified Cloud and Managed Services. You can count on MTS to make connecting your world easy. We're with you.

We live where we work and actively give back to organizations that strengthen our communities. Through MTS Future First, we provide sponsorships, grants and scholarships, value-in-kind support and volunteer commitment in Manitoba.

MTS Inc. is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT). For more on MTS' products and services, visit For investor information, visit

SOURCE Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.

For further information: Media: Jeremy Sawatzky, Corporate Communications, MTS Inc., 204-958-3230,


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