Telecom large TELUS declares 6,000 job losses

Greater than 6,000 TELUS employees world wide will lose their jobs, together with no less than 35 in Quebec, in keeping with the layoff discover obtained by the Quebec Division of Labor this Friday.

On Friday morning, Le Journal requested TELUS how many individuals in Quebec had been affected, however the Vancouver-based firm refused to provide the quantity.

Large coronary heart »

The corporate’s communications most popular to e-mail a press release from its CEO, Darren Entwistle.

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we’re focusing on a workforce discount of 6,000 workers worldwide, equal to roughly 4,000 individuals at TELUS and a pair of,000 individuals at TELUS Worldwide, together with the supply of early retirement bonuses and voluntary redundancy,” said the corporate’s large boss.

To elucidate these job cuts, TELUS cited “the speedy change in its business” and “the connection” its clients wish to foster with it.

In the identical breath, she introduced “a big funding in a cost-efficiency initiative.”

That is meant to answer “developments within the regulatory, aggressive and macroeconomic surroundings”.

Devastating Blow »

The United Steelworkers known as this state of affairs “devastating” in the course of the day.

“TELUS has deceived its workers and Canadians basically,” mentioned Donna Hokiro, president of United Steelworkers Native 1944, which represents practically 7,000 members working at Rogers/Shaw, TELUS and different associated firms.

“Company executives had been extra involved with status than reality or their obligations to Canadian shoppers,” she added.

Final June, Le Journal reported that a whole lot of job positions value a mean of $85,000 a yr had been liable to relocation, in keeping with the Syndicat des Brokers de Maître de TELUS (SAMT).

“We all know very nicely that there have been missions in India. The employer has despatched sources to coach the individuals there to allow them to do a few of the work,” union president Brian Leclerc mentioned.