New contract ratified by members of the Syndicat des agents de maîtrise de TELUS

    91% of voters accept agreement

    RIMOUSKI, QC, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - TELUS is pleased to announce that a
majority of the members of the Syndicat des agents de maîtrise de TELUS (SAMT)
have voted to accept the Memorandum of Agreement reached on July 4, 2008, as
recommended by the negotiating committee. The SAMT covers more than 500 people
employed in professional and supervisory positions working in the Lower Saint
Lawrence, the Gaspé, Montreal, Quebec, Sainte-Marie, Saint-Georges,
Baie-Comeau and Sept-Iles regions.
    "The new collective agreement accepted by TELUS professionals and
supervisors affirms our commitment to our team and to our clients, while
reflecting the reality of today's dynamic telecommunications environment,"
said Karen Radford, president of TELUS Québec. "We are very pleased that the
unionized members of our team have ratified this agreement, and that we will
continue to grow our business in Quebec together."
    Under the terms of the new contract, SAMT members will enjoy, in addition
to base salary, a progressive performance bonus increase based on meeting
personal and corporate objectives. Members will also have more flexible
insurance coverage.
    The terms of the new collective agreement will remain in effect until
December 31, 2011. TELUS currently employs 5,000 team members in Quebec.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.4 billion of annual revenue and 11.4 million
customer connections including 5.8 million wireless subscribers, 4.3 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. 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 alumni have
contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and
volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities. Nine
TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives.
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