Telus e-mails staff, union cries foul

Unfair practices complaint filed with industrial relations board
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/24/2005

The long-standing battle between Telus and its union is once again raising questions about what an employer is allowed to communicate to employees.

Claiming that bargaining had reached an impasse, the Vancouver-based telecommunications company last month withdrew certain privileges in what’s known as a “soft lock-out.”

It also sent out an e-mail to employees laying out the company’s contract offer.