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Notice of TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 General Meetings
September 27th 2016

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


TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Annual Scholarships
September 19th 2016

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 will award its annual scholarships to members and members’ children as follows... read more


VRTIP Applications and Leaving Gifts
September 16th 2016

VRTIP Applications:  TEAM is monitoring the progress of the voluntary departure program... read more


New and Noteworthy
September 2nd 2016

From The Office

  • We continue to monitor the potential outsourcing of work in Service Desk, Desktop Support, and Portal Support, and of course the sale of MTS to BCE.
     
  • Our 2016 Annual General Meetings will be held October 19th in Brandon, and October 20th and 21st in Winnipeg.  Details to follow.

From the IFPTE


Update: Service Desk, Desktop Support, and Portal Support RFPs
August 12th 2016

On July 19th, over 65 members attended the meeting hosted by TEAM to discuss the potential outsourcing of work in Service Desk, Desktop Support, and Portal Support... read more


Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers' Summit
July 7th 2016

The TEAM Board will sponsor two members aged 35 and under to attend the National Young Workers' Summit, October 23 to 25, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario... read more


2016 Negotiated Pay Increase
June 8th 2016

The Negotiated 2016 Pay Increase... read more


2016 Al Cerilli Manitoba Federation of Labour Scholarship
June 7th 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Al Cerilli Manitoba Federation of Labour Scholarship... read more


Negotiations Update - Ratification Vote Result
May 27th 2016

Managers and Professionals at MTS Inc. Ratify Collective Agreement... read more


Negotiations Update - Meeting Presentation and e-Vote
May 24th 2016

Documents from last week’s information meetings are now available... read more


Negotiations Update - MOA & Voting Information
May 16th 2016

e-Voting on the proposed changes will open at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 20th and close at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 27th... read more


Negotiations Update - Information Meetings & Ratification Vote Details
May 10th 2016

Information meetings to discuss the proposed changes and ratification e-voting procedures have now been scheduled... read more


Negotiations Update - Tentative Agreement Reached
May 6th 2016

Our Negotiating Committee has reached a tentative agreement with MTS to revise the Collective Agreement... read more


TEAM Update
May 3rd 2016

TEAM update on the BCE purchase of MTS and Negotiations... read more


Negotiations Update - Other Non-Monetary Proposals
April 28th 2016

Further to the review of our career development proposals, this memo covers TEAM’s proposals relating to other non-monetary matters being discussed at the negotiating table... read more


Negotiations Update - Termination of the Collective Agreement
April 20th 2016

Minutes into conciliation MTS issues notice to terminate the TEAM Collective Agreement.  States they may unilaterally change the terms and conditions of employment… read more


Negotiations Update - Career Development Proposals
April 19th 2016

In response to member requests for more information on our proposals, this memo covers the non-monetary proposals relating to career development... read more


Negotiations Update - Feedback from Members
April 8th 2016

Feedback from members on negotiations and workplace issues... read more


Negotiations Update - Conciliation
April 4th 2016

Since MTS has applied for conciliation, members have been contacting the office asking about the process... read more


Negotiations Update - MTS Files for Conciliation
March 24th 2016

MTS once again files for conciliation prematurely. We are very disappointed to have to report that new leadership has not brought an improvement in the Company’s negotiating strategy. If anything it’s made it worse!... read more


Negotiations Update - MTS's Key Drivers
February 26th 2016

TEAM delivers opening statement and MTS's key drivers; cost reductions and more flexibility... read more


2016 Mel Myers Labour Law Conference
February 11th 2016

TEAM will release up to four members from their duties to attend the 15th Annual Mel Myers Labour Law Conference, March 17 & 18, 2016... read more


Negotiations Update - Proposals Exchanged
February 10th 2016

Our Negotiating Committee met with the Company on February 8th to exchange proposals... read more


Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Annual Scholarships
February 3rd 2016

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers will be awarding four scholarships of $2,500 USD each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members who wish to continue their education beyond high school... read more


Negotiations Update - Notice to Commence
January 26th 2016

Today, TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 gave notice to MTS to commence collective bargaining for the purpose of revising and renewing the Collective Agreement... read more


2015 Board Meeting Minutes & Reports
December 31st 2015

The reports from the last Board Meeting are available here.


New and Noteworthy
December 22nd 2015

This month's New and Noteworthy includes:

  • Board Reports
  • MTS Downsizing
  • Personal Leave Days and Floating Holiday
  • DC Pension
  • Holiday Coverage... read more


Workload and Overtime
December 7th 2015

Through surveys and one-on-one conversations, members have expressed concern about being assigned excessive workloads and working extra hours for no pay or additional time off. MTS’s current downsizing initiative has raised the concern level further... read more


New and Noteworthy
November 27th 2015

  • 2015 Annual General Meeting
  • Leaving gifts
  • Women’s Memorial Lunch
  • Brand Bootcamp Photographs
  • Rotation into Acting Assignments... read more


TEAM General Meeting Presentation
November 13th 2015

Over 500 members attended last week’s General Meetings.  The main topics during the Q&A were negotiations and the current downsizing initiative... read more


VRTIP Applications - Deadline November 12th
November 9th 2015

The window for submitting requests to leave MTS under the voluntary departure program closes at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12th... read more


VRTIP Applications and Leaving Gifts
October 30th 2015

Departure gifts for TEAM members leaving the Company... read more


MTS Voluntary Workforce Reduction Program
October 14th 2015

Yesterday, MTS announced that it is seeking to reduce the number of employees in TEAM’s jurisdiction... read more


Your Vote Counts!
October 8th 2015

As Canadian citizens and as members of TEAM we enjoy the benefits of a unionized workplace and protections incorporated in federal and provincial laws and regulations... read more


Notice of TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 General Meetings
October 5th 2015

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


Negotiations Update - Preparations
September 24th 2015

Our Collective Agreement will soon be up for re-negotiation and TEAM's preparations are well underway. The 2012/2013 round of negotiations was very contentious, and while we will be ready for another tough round, we are hoping that new leadership will bring a new style that is respectful and mutually beneficial... read more


TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Annual Scholarships
September 2nd 2015

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 will award its annual scholarships to members and members’ children as follows... read more


TEAM Negotiations - Call for Communication Action Representatives
August 27th 2015

In preparation for the upcoming round of negotiations we are reactivating the Communication Action Network and are seeking members willing to be Communication Action Representatives (CARs) to ensure effective two-way communication between the members and our negotiating team... read more


Five-day Leadership Training Course Facilitated by Linton Sellen - FULL!
August 7th 2015

TEAM is pleased to offer the highly recommended Five-day Leadership Training Course facilitated by Linton Sellen.  The course examines leadership, discipline and performance management, and training and development in greater depth than the two-day sessions previously offered.  By design, the course is split over five weeks to allow for reflection on lessons learned and implementation where applicable... read more


TEAM United Way Fundraising Raffle Winning Numbers
July 16th 2015

The TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Take-a-Break raffle in support of United Way raised over $2,300.  The winning numbers were drawn today by Andy Weremy, IFPTE Canadian Area Vice President and President of WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162... read more


Last Chance to Get Raffle Tickets in Support of United Way!
July 10th 2015

This is your last opportunity to make a donation ($2 per ticket, 3 tickets for $5) in support of United Way for a chance to win the following great Take-a-Break prizes... read more


Workplace Bullying
June 30th 2015

   


TEAM Negotiations - Bargaining Committee
May 29th 2015

In preparation for negotiations and in accordance with TEAM Bylaws 17.1-17.3 we are seeking a number of members to sit on the Collective Bargaining Committee... read more


CLC Kids Camp 2015
May 6th 2015

The 2015 CLC Kids Camp will be held at Camp Nutimik in the Whiteshell, Sunday August 23rd to Friday August 28th ... read more      


Call for Delegate to the 58th Convention of the IFPTE
May 5th 2015

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 will send up to three delegates by election to the 58th Convention of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)... read more


Leadership Training Seminars Facilitated by Linton Sellen
April 13th 2015

TEAM is pleased to offer the Workplace Leadership Training seminar facilitated by Linton Sellen twice this year... read more


Prairie School for Union Women 2015
April 10th 2015

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 will sponsor two female members to attend the Prairie School for Union Women, June 7-11, 2015 in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan... read more


Wage Increase
February 19th 2015

Effective February 20, 2015 you will receive a 1.75% pay increase, the last of  three annual increases negotiated during the 2013 round of bargaining... read more


2015 Mel Myers Labour Law Conference
February 13th 2015

TEAM will release up to six members from their duties to attend the 14th Annual Mel Myers Labour Law Conference... read more


2014 Board Meeting Minutes & Reports
December 31st 2014

The December 9th Board Meeting minutes and reports are now available... read more


Pension Lawsuit Implementation Plan Decision and Payouts
December 10th 2014

On November 3, 2015, Justice Bryk approved the Implementation Plan, and as no appeal of his Decision was filed, Defined Benefit Pension Plan members will soon start to receive their share of the award... read more


Pension Lawsuit Settlement Implementation Hearing
October 30th 2014

The Pension Lawsuit Settlement Implementation Hearing is scheduled... read more


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


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


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


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


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


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  Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba Inc.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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  Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers' Summit
  2016 Negotiated Pay Increase
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