As CBC employees get back to work today (thankfully), the Globe is reporting that Telus and the Telecommunications Workers Union have agreed to a new contract. Workers at the country’s second-largest telecom have been locked out since July 21, mainly in Western Canada. It’s been a bitter struggle, and from what I can tell it’s not over until ratification. The Edmonton Journal has a story about picketing workers approaching the news with caution, and some are concerned that key issues of outsourcing and job security have not been addressed.
The vote is expected to take place on Oct. 23.