After a 13-year struggle emanating from the legacy of a decision of the then Auditor General of Manitoba,
Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba Inc. (TEAM-IFPTE Local 161) President Misty-Hughes-Newman is very pleased with Court of Queen's Bench decision. It vindicates the rightful claim of the members to the initial surplus which has been denied them for many years, and supports the plan members' contention that Fox's
"I am delighted with the result," said retiring TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 member Jo-Anne Pelzer, "It's good to know my union's looking out for me."
Lawyers for the plaintiffs TEAM, IBEW and the retirees, Brian Meronek, Q.C. and Kris Saxberg of D'Arcy & Deacon, said that this decision represents one of the highest judgment amounts ever awarded by a Manitoba Court.
TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 represents approximately 1200 managers and technical staff at MTS Allstream Inc. in Manitoba
For further information: or further comment contact TEAM Spokesperson Kris Saxberg, (204) 330-6423
TEAM-IFPTE Local 161
204-984-9470 or 1-877-984-9470