There are clearly circumstances in which union involvement is beneficial to the employer. In many workplaces, collective agreements provide for joint housing committees, favourable to unions and employers, that have housing management practices and procedures. The union can often help move the accommodation process when the applicant has difficulty communicating directly with the employer. In many accommodation cases, the union may face issues affecting the collective agreement. There may therefore be practical reasons why the employer wishes to involve the union in housing applications, but probably not all housing that is routine in many workplaces. To access it, please contact:uswlocals.org/system/files/telus_twu_2016to2021_en_2.pdfThe collective agreement has now gone to the printers and we will inform our members if they are ready for distribution. In solidarity, the Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers National Local 1944 VANCOUVER – members of Canada`s largest steelworkers` facility (CTE) has ratified a new collective agreement with Telus. During the judicial review, the BC Supreme Court overturned the sentence. Telus did not dispute that housing requiring accommodation to a negotiated duration of the collective agreement and the cases in which the worker applied to be represented by the Union were circumstances in which the Union was entitled to participate in the accommodation procedure. She argued that many requests for accommodation of workers, such as. B, requests for ergonomic chairs, lighting adaptations and adaptations in the workplace, without changes in the negotiated duration of the collective agreement or without effect on other workers, could be resolved and not require the union`s involvement. The Union argued that its rights as an exclusive bargaining partner meant that the employer rejected the right to negotiate different terms of employment with individual workers covered by the certificate and that it was not appropriate for the employer to communicate directly with EU members without including the Union.
The Union also pleaded for it to participate in all accommodation applications, since the collective agreement contains the Canadian Code of Human Rights, which would trigger the union`s obligation to participate in the accommodation process, the obligations set out in Renaud.  The Supreme Court found that the certification of the bargaining authority would not give the Union the right it claimed and set aside the arbitrator`s decision that it was deemed inappropriate. March 2, 2017 – The Telus-TWU, ETC National Local 1944 Collective Agreement 2016-2021 is now available online. After a year of collective bargaining, the TWU, ETC National Local 1944, reached an interim agreement with Telus in early October. The local bargaining committee held membership meetings across Canada in October and early this month to discuss the interim collective agreement and vote on the interim settlement. Ballot papers were counted on November 23 and 68% of the votes voted in favour of approval. The Union deplored the fact that Telus had notably violated the collective agreement between the parties by refusing to include the Union in the process of housing workers seeking medical disability.