MTS and TEAM-IFPTE reach tentative agreement

WINNIPEG, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - (TSX:MBT) Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative agreement with the Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM-IFPTE Local 161).

"We are very pleased to have reached this tentative agreement, which was reached with hard work by both negotiating teams," said Jay Forbes, President & CEO, MTS. "The TEAM negotiators were constructive and prudent throughout the negotiating process, and we thank them for their professionalism. We look forward to seeing our constructive relationship with the members of TEAM-IFPTE continue, as we focus on serving our customers and moving forward successfully with our ongoing business."

TEAM's negotiating committee has unanimously recommended acceptance of the agreement, which is subject to ratification by the TEAM-IFPTE membership. A ratification vote is scheduled to take place no later than June 3, 2016.

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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