Union’s OT ban illegalTelephone workers forced to lift ban.By Laura Cassiani06/04/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003 Unionized employees at telecommunications giant Telus Corp. who are in a fight to save jobs were ordered to lift a ban on overtime and relieving supervisory duties. The Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) put the ban in place after Canada’s second-biggest phone company announced it would cut between 1,200 and 2,200 jobs over the next two years. At the time of the announcement, Telus president Darren Entwistle said some employees would be put into new growth positions. The TWU, which represents 17,000 of Telus’ 26,600 employees, imposed the ban because the company couldn’t give written assurances that the layoffs wouldn’t affect any of its members. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.