Union claims Telus is providing additional severance packages to its workforce [June 10-16]

In a recent development, Telus has doubled its offering of voluntary severance packages to employees from 2,000 to 4,000, as confirmed by the United Steelworkers, Local 1944.

Read on for more news on the telecom industry in Canada.

Business

Telus, in collaboration with ÉTS and iBwave, is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to reimagine the deployment of 5G technology.

Meanwhile, residents and businesses in St.Albert, Alberta can expect a delay in the completion of Telus’ PureFibre expansion.

Bell is cutting 1,300 jobs, citing “government intervention” as the reason behind this decision.

Bell has also urged the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to intervene in Rogers’ plan to provide wireless service to TTC riders.

Infrastructure

Telus has committed to investing $19 billion in Alberta by 2027, with Calgary, Edmonton, and Leduc being among the regions set to benefit from this investment.

Rogers has expanded its 5G services to nine communities in Eastern Ontario.

Government

The Governments of Canada and B.C. have allocated $3 million to CityWest for the completion of five high-speed internet projects in the province.

Deals

Apart from these developments, Rogers and Fido are offering generous bonus data packages of 10GB or more to select customers.

Chatr has announced a bonus data offer of 5GB per month on certain plans.

New activations on Lucky Mobile will receive a 4GB/month bonus data for the first 12 months.

 

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