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Have Jobs been Lost

Help dispel some rumours about unions or companies in the this sector.
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Have Jobs been Lost

Postby Admin1 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:28 pm

its not over til the fat lady sings. Did I miss something. I think the union knows more and more people will cross, and the longer we are out the more jobs the twu will loose,. Rumour, Victoria is gone, Prince George is gone, Glenlyon Dispatch is gone. and the jobs are not going to go to the Phillipines. also Telus Mobility in BC going to Ontario. the TWU has just lost piles of jobs in BC. The company wants to give the union another chance and they better grab it if they don't want to lose piles of union dues and members.
If any picketer harrasses you as a scab go to you're manager and they will be suspended, same as now. There is a no harassment work place policy. My job is probably gone too and I am outraged at the stupidity and self centeredness of this union.

Thanks alot
Can anyone Confirm this.
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Postby boob » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:38 am

these are all rumours from picketers on the picketline, second hand, sad if it is true, but maybe with the talks things can change



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Postby jorver » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:05 pm

I cant see how it can be...if the company is telling the truth. Our jobs are not going anywhere according to them. Time will tell.



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Postby Ash » Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:44 pm

The company has been telling the truth. When an old product/service is phased out, then the work will be contracted out, and the employees will be retrained on new products/services.

However, do the union's anti-Telus campaign driving customers to the competition, and other attempts by the union to "disrupt the revenue stream" (refer to the thread of the same name over on VFC), there will undoubtedly be layoffs.


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Postby Domino » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:08 am

With regards to jobs being moved to the east it is a rumour, but one that I first heard from one of our managers at a small team meeting. She didn't claim it was fact but speculation on her part.



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Postby alec » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:05 am

It may be a rumour but it certainly makes sense at this point. BC is traditionally on if the most difficult provinces to do business in. It would make good business sense to move activities to other areas where there is greater flexibility.



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Postby Wwood » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:37 pm

It may be a rumour but it certainly makes sense at this point. BC is traditionally on if the most difficult provinces to do business in. It would make good business sense to move activities to other areas where there is greater flexibility.
Why not move the jobs to an area of the country where people will appreciate them instead of complain. Lots of areas in Canada where the unemployment is high and they would love to process orders or provide online customer service. Since the union is fighting to keep jobs in Canada they surely wouldn't have any issues with moving them to the less priviledged. How about say, Hamilton or North Bay.


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Postby alec » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:59 am

Or Sudbury...



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Postby Koot » Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:49 am

The Prince George Call Centre was an anomaly in the Telus organization.
Telus kept it up and running and was even hiring about 75 more staff for this call centre. The reason was that this call centre in Prince George was constantly exceeding al its statistics and the company wanted to expand on this positive work environment. But it did not actually fir in with Telus's concept of concentrating call centres in just a few larger centres like Vancouver Edmonton or Calgary
Now before we started our job action, I heard that that if this dispute does last any lenght of time, they will have to move the capacity of the Prince george call centre somewhere else. Once that is done, you can be your bottom dollar it is not coming back to Prince George.
Now some people considered this a threat, but I consider it a logical consequence. If the Prince George Call Centre is gone, we have only ourselves to blame.




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