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DB Pension Plan Information Session Recordings
October 10th 2014

Recordings of the information sessions can now be viewed at the following links:

Current Employees Retirees/Former Employees

DB Pension Statement of Election and Estimated Benefits Declaration
October 9th 2014

It has come to our attention that a former Company employee is advising active DB Pension Plan members not to sign the MTS Pension Lawsuit Settlement Implementation - Statement and Election of Estimated Benefits Declaration... read more

Notice of TEAM-IFPTE LOCAL 161 General Meetings
October 6th 2014

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Notice of General Meetings... read more

DB Pension Plan Award Payout FAQ
October 3rd 2014

I’ve received a number of questions regarding the DB Pension Plan Supreme Court Ruling Implementation.  Following are the most frequently asked questions with answers... read more

DB Pension Plan Supreme Court Ruling Implementation Update
September 26th 2014

Late Wednesday, September 24th, TEAM signed an agreement to implement the Supreme Court’s DB Pension Plan Ruling, providing enhanced benefits equal to $140 million... read more

Joint message from Unions, Retirees and MTS Regarding Implementation Plan Agreement
September 25th 2014

Joint message from Unions, Retirees and MTS Regarding Implementation Plan Agreement for Supreme Court Pension Plan Ruling... read more

CLC Manitoba Fall Educational Seminar
September 23rd 2014

The TEAM Board has approved sending up to two members to the 2014 Fall Educational Seminar... read more

New and Noteworthy
September 11th 2014

Updates from the office; 2014 TEAM Annual Scholarships, Pension and Benefits and German car and truck maker Daimler, has implemented a new program... read more

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Annual Scholarships
September 5th 2014

The TEAM Board has made significant changes to the Annual TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Scholarships this year... read more

A Labour Day Message From President Junemann
August 29th 2014

Labour Day in Canada and in the US marks different things for different people... read more

Take-a-Break Winning Numbers
June 24th 2014

Thanks to your generosity we raised $904 for ECT!... read more

Reminder: Take a Break & Win!
June 18th 2014

Join TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 for a hot dog, drink, a bag of chips... read more

Take a Break- Hot Dog Day
June 16th 2014

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 cordially invites you to take a break and join us for a hot dog, drink and bag of chips... read more

Save the Date- Hot Dog Day
June 11th 2014

Save the Date- Hot Dog Day... read more

2014 Al Cerilli Manitoba Federation of Labour Scholarship
May 16th 2014

Applications are now being received for the 2014 Al Cerilli Manitoba Federation of Labour Scholarship... read more

Public Consulations re the Accessibility for Manitobans Act
May 15th 2014

On behalf of Yutta Fricke, Acting Executive Director, Government of Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office... read more

Joint Message from Unions, Retirees and MTS Regarding the Supreme Court Decision
May 9th 2014

Joint Message from Unions, Retirees and MTS Regarding the Supreme Court Decision... read more

New and Noteworthy
May 9th 2014

Updates from the office; North American Occupational Safety and Health Week and IFPTE Local 2001 wins $47 million for employees denied representation... read more

CLC Kids Camp 2014
March 19th 2014

The 2014 CLC Kids Camp will be held at Camp Nutimik in the Whiteshell... read more

$2,500 IFPTE Annual Scholarship Deadline Extended
March 17th 2014

The deadline for applications for the 2014 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarships has been extended to April 15, 2014...  read more

Joint Message from Unions, Retirees and MTS Regarding the Supreme Court Decision
March 11th 2014

Joint Message from Unions, Retirees and MTS Regarding the Supreme Court Decision... read more

TEAM Workplace Leadership Training Facilitated by Linton Sellen
February 25th 2014

TEAM is once again pleased to offer a Workplace Leadership Training seminar facilitated by Linton Sellen on March 15 & 16, 2014, at the Lakeview Resort and Conference Centre, Gimli, Manitoba... read more

2014 Board Rates
February 25th 2014

New Board rates in effect March 1, 2014… read more

International Women's Day Steak'n Spuds Night
February 24th 2014

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Manitoba Federation of Labour Women’s Committee, the Winnipeg Labour Council and the Canadian Labour Congress have organized an International Women's Day Steak'n Spuds Night... read more

2014 Mel Meyers Labour Conference
February 20th 2014

The 13th Annual Mel Myers Labour Conference will be held March 20 & 21,2014... read more

Pension Lawsuit Supreme Court Decision
January 30th 2014

We are pleased to inform you that the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the initial DB Pension Plan surplus belongs to the plan members... read more

Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Annual Scholarships
January 16th 2014

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) will be awarding three scholarships... read more

New and Noteworthy
December 23rd 2013

From The Office

  • The December Board Meeting reports have been posted.
  • Congratulations to Marta Buczak, the successful candidate for the TEAM Labour Relations Analyst (Term) posting.  Marta’s analytical skills and knowledge of TEAM’s Collective Agreement and experience on TEAM Committees will be a great asset to the office.
  • Holiday Coverage:  The office will be closed between Christmas and New Year.  We reopen January 2, 2014.  Our main number, 204-984-9470, and email will be checked for messages throughout the holiday.  For immediate assistance you may contact the TEAM President, Misty Hughes-Newman, at 204-941-5338.

In the News

  • Sign the Petition to expand CPP/QPP.  “We need to do something about retirement income. Even bank economists have started to say RRSPs have failed. There’s too much risk and not enough security to ensure that, after a lifetime of work, people can retire and live out their last years in dignity. Join thousands of Canadians who are telling their Members of Parliament to increase pension benefits under the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, and implement a fully funded plan to phase in such an increase without delay.” Ken Georgetti, President, Canadian Labour Congress.

The TEAM and IFPTE office staff wish you and your family the best of the Season and a Happy New Year.

TEAM Election Results
December 18th 2013

The Election Committee is pleased to announce TEAM-IFPTE Local 161’s new Board.  Members will serve a three-year term from January 1, 2014... read more

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6th 2013

Today we remember and mourn the loss of 14 women murdered in 1989 at Montréal's École Polytechnique, just because they were women... read more

2013 Board Meeting Minutes & Reports
December 3rd 2013

The December 3rd Board Meeting reports are now available... read more

New and Noteworthy
November 27th 2013

From The Office


  •   The online version of our Collective Agreement is available here.

TEAM Board Election – Vice-President
November 22nd 2013

There will be an election for the office of TEAM Vice-President.  The candidates are Qwin De Brant and Mike Taylor... read more

URGENT Appeal for Action – City’s VoIP Contract
November 18th 2013

On Wednesday November 20th, Winnipeg City Council will be voting to accept or reject the recommendation of its Administration to award the City Of Winnipeg’s landline VoIP contract to an out-of-province provider.  TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 will make a presentation before Council, advocating on behalf of our members outlining where we feel there were problems in the tendering criteria and decision making process.  We are asking for your support... read more

New and Noteworthy
November 7th 2013

From The Office

  • The online 2013-2016 Collective Agreement is available here.
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  • The September Board Meeting reports have been posted.

In the News

TEAM Annual General Meeting 2013 Webcast
November 6th 2013

The webcast has now concluded.

Call for Nominations – TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Board
October 2nd 2013

In accordance with Bylaw 14 - Election Procedure, the Election Committee seeks nominations from members for positions on the TEAM-IFPTE Board. Nominations must be received by the Election Committee by November 15, 2013... read more

IFPTE statement on the Washington Navy Yard shootings
September 16th 2013

Click to read a statement from President Junemann in response to the Washington Navy Yard shootings.

Eye Exam Reimbursement for TEAM Members
September 5th 2013

You can now claim up to $80 every two years to have your eyes examined... read more

2013 TEAM Scholarship Awards
August 14th 2013

Each year, TEAM - IFPTE Local 161 awards up to six scholarships of $750.00 each to first year post secondary students enrolled in university, community college, trade school or an apprenticeship program.

The 2013 deadline is September 27th. For further details of the awards and eligibility criteria click here.

Call-out Pay for TEAM Members
August 8th 2013

Effective Monday, August 12, 2013 all past practices concerning pay for responding to a call-out where the work is performed remotely will cease, and the new rules will apply... read more

Ratification e-Vote Results
July 29th 2013

The Chief Returning Officer advises that the Memorandum of Agreement dated July 16, 2013 was accepted by a majority.  82.5% of employees in TEAM’s jurisdiction voted.

Negotiations Update - Tentative Agreement Reached
July 16th 2013

Our Negotiating Committee has reached a tentative agreement with MTS on a revised Collective Agreement.  Key aspects include... read more

Negotiations and Strike/Lockout Information
July 11th 2013

A quick reference list of negotiations and strike/lockout related documents and memos... read more

Directors Making Comments about TEAM
July 10th 2013

A number of members have expressed concern that their Directors are making comments about how TEAM conducts itself during negotiations in an attempt to undermine the relationship between TEAM and its members... read more

Strike Vote Results - 82.8% authorize strike action
June 28th 2013

By an overwhelming majority TEAM members have given our Negotiating Committee a strike mandate... read more

Negotiations Update - Response to Kelvin Shepherd's Email
June 7th 2013

TEAM Negotiations Update - Response to Kelvin Shepherd's Email... read more

TEAM Strike/Lockout Manual
June 5th 2013

As promised the TEAM Strike/Lockout Manual is now available here

Pension Lawsuit Video Webcast TEAM et al. v. MTS et al.
May 23rd 2013

Our lawyers did an excellent job in representing us before a panel of seven Supreme Court justices... read more

TEAM Update
May 14th 2013

Bob Linsdell, TEAM Executive Director attended the MTS Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ...read more

Negotiations Update – TEAM’s Proposals
May 7th 2013

Negotiations Update – MTS’ Offer
May 6th 2013

After reviewing our monetary proposals for a day, on Friday MTS submitted their monetary offer to your Negotiating Committee ...read more

Personal Leave Days
May 2nd 2013

Workplace Bullying
March 22nd 2013


Statement on Sandy Hook School Shooting
December 14th 2012

IFPTE statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting ...read more

Bargaining Survey Results
December 4th 2012

Complete results of the bargaining survey are now available; please click here to view the results.
Survey results

Report to TEAM Members IFPTE Convention 2012
August 2nd 2012

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 members attend the 2012 57th IFPTE Convention in Las Vegas. "I was impressed by the diversity of the IFPTE membership, with union brothers and sisters from across Canada and the USA, representing occupations as diverse as Administrative Law Judges, NASA scientists, Nuclear engineers, and Professional Accountants and Toll-Collectors."... read more

Unpaid Overtime an Issue for Employees & a Liability for Business
July 31st 2012

From CBC news:
Technology and Science, Jul 30, 2012: "Smartphone use can mean a never-ending workday"...   read more

Business, Jul 31, 2012: "Unpaid overtime a growing legal liability"...  read more

Bill C-377: An Attack on Canada's Unions
June 1st 2012

A Conservative private member's Bill, if passed this fall, will unfairly impose costly and unnecessary disclosure requirements on unions, the strongest supporters of working people. Representatives from IFPTE and TEAM lobbied Members of Parliament to raise awareness about Bill C-377, including issues around privacy... read more

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 • Joint message from Unions, Retirees and MTS Regarding Implementation Plan Agreement
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