VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Meetings will be held across Canada over the next several weeks for nearly 11,000 members of the Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944 to review and vote on a tentative collective agreement with Telus.
"Following several months of very challenging negotiations, a tentative agreement has been reached on a proposed new contract between our members and Telus," said Lee Riggs, TWU, USW Local 1944 National President.
"The tentative agreement will be reviewed and discussed later this week by our National Executive Council, after which we will begin the process of meeting with our members across the country," Riggs said.
"Our members will have the opportunity to fully examine and consider all details of the tentative agreement before participating in ratification votes in coming weeks."
Ratification meetings for TWU, USW Local 1944 members will begin in mid-October and are expected to conclude in November. The dates and times of the ratification meetings will be determined in coming days.
TWU/USW Local 1944 represents approximately 10,800 Telus employees across the country. The tentative agreement between the union and Telus calls for a five-year contract that would be in effect until the end of 2021.
Details of the tentative deal will not be publicly released until affected employees have the opportunity to review and vote on the agreement.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information: Brett Barden, Executive Assistant to the TWU, USW National Local 1944 President, 604-230-0553, [email protected]