UNI ICTS Solidarity Statement on USW bargaining with Shaw Communications and Freedom Mobile in Canada
UNI ICTS in solidarity with Shaw Communications and Freedom Mobile workers
Telecommunications companies, like Canada’s Shaw Communications, connect local communities to the world through their networks.
Shaw workers come from the communities that the company services in the lower mainland region in British Columbia. It is the job of technicians to service and maintain the networks, and to provide the final connection to customers.
Employees who work for the Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile brand’s call centre in Windsor, Ontario are the public face of the company. These call centre workers add value to the business through guaranteeing good customer experience associated with the Freedom Mobile brand.
UNI Global Union is an international federation of labor unions that represents more than 3 million workers in the Information, Communication, Technology and Services (ICTS) sector. USW is an affiliate union of UNI Global Union.
UNI ICTS calls on Shaw Communications to work toward fair and reasonable collective agreements with the USW-represented technicians and cable installers in Abbotsford, British Columbia and with contact centre workers in Windsor, Ontario with whom they are collectively bargaining.
Doing the right thing by employees is about respecting the communities that Shaw and Freedom service and recognising the value these employees bring to the business. UNI ICTS stands in solidarity with Shaw Communications and Freedom Mobile workers in their negotiations for fair contracts.
Head of UNI ICTS