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Merger???

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Merger???

Postby NC » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:28 pm

Okay, someone tell me what you are hearing.

This sound like fun.


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Postby green1 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:28 pm

I'm hearing from TELUS that they are not interested in any mergers...

The annual shareholders meeting includes ratifying a "shareholders rights" clause designed to make any takeover bids more difficult (they can't legally stop them, but they can give them more hoops to jump through)
TELUS and Bell have both been very clear in the past that they are not interested in merging (well, more that they just know they'd never get approval for it)

The only one TELUS has ever tried to get cozy with was Verizon, but they pulled out completely a few years back selling all their TELUS shares.

Canadian ownership rules seem to be relaxing a little bit, but that's geared mainly toward new entrants in the wireless business, and doesn't seem to likely allow a foreign takeover of a Canadian company yet.



Maybe this is just more smokescreen from the TWU to try to direct attention away from their own attempts to merge with every other union out there?

(I had a shop steward tell me the other day that TELUS wouldn't dare turn down union demands in the next round of negotiations, because the steelworkers would show up on the picket lines with baseball bats, I love the maturity of union shills...)



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Postby NC » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:53 am

I hope that you telus folks realize, and react more effectively to a strike vote this time. You may not be able to get rid of the TWU (or whoever they merge with) but if you never give them a mandate to strike you can sure pull thier crooked inbred teeth.

You had all best start a NO STRIKE VOTE campaign because that is probably going to be where you find yourself at about day 5 of bargaining.

I can see the Steelworkers, or better yet the SEIU slavering at getting TWU's bank account. The SEIU will do anything for money. They whore thier own members out to make dough. You guys and your $14,000,000 per year in dues generated revenue would be an egg just too golden not to pilfer.

It should be interesting, I hope there is better comminication with the rank and file this time around.


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Postby green1 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:02 am

I hope that you telus folks realize, and react more effectively to a strike vote this time. You may not be able to get rid of the TWU (or whoever they merge with) but if you never give them a mandate to strike you can sure pull thier crooked inbred teeth.
well last time they illegally banned many people from their strike vote, and then the strike mandate had expired many months before they walked out.

This is why they claimed lockout rather than strike, they were not in a legal strike position.

But then again, we're off topic for the thread created because we were off-topic in the other one... :wink:



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Postby NC » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:46 am

Ouch!! That was mean. Correct but mean. I figure this thread is going to wander a bit anyway.

If the CRTC lets Telus and Bell merge (and there is nothing that says they want to) I suspect the public and political outcry would be deafening.


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