New TELUS-TWU collective agreement ratified by membership

VANCOUVER, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Following a series of ratification meetings, the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) membership has accepted a new collective agreement negotiated between TELUS and the TWU. More than 80 per cent of TELUS team members who cast their ballots at ratification meetings in more than 30 communities voted to accept the new contract.

"I am pleased the agreement was endorsed by our team members across Canada," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. "This is great news for TELUS, our team members and our customers, enabling us to focus on the continued execution of our strategy, including answering the challenges our industry's highly competitive market presents."

The new agreement, covering approximately 12,100 TELUS employees nationally, takes effect June 9 and expires on December 31, 2015.

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.9 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 350,000 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 To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

For further information:

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations

John Wheeler
TELUS Investor Relations
(604) 697-8154

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