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TELUS - President and CEO , Darren Entwistle - The Market Herald Canada
President and CEO , Darren Entwistle
Source: Financial Post
  • Telecommunications giant, TELUS (T) has chosen to keep its staff working from home until 2021, as fears of a second wave linger over Canada
  • Since the pandemic began, around 95 per cent of the company’s staff have been working remotely from home to help limit the spread of COVID-19
  • With cases number across the country beginning to increase, the company is now extending the remote working protocols to the end of the year
  • TELUS plans to revisit the policy in January and has not ruled out extending it further
  • TELUS (T) is up 2.5 per cent and is trading at C$23.81 per share

TELUS (T) has chosen to keep its staff working from home until 2021, as fears of a second wave linger over Canada.

Since the pandemic began around 95 per cent of the company’s staff have been working remotely from home to help limit the spread of COVID-19, which has already claimed the lives of more than 8,000 Canadians.

With cases number across the country beginning to increase, the company is now extending the remote working protocols to the end of the year.

The company plans to revisit the policy between December to January and has not ruled out extending it further. 

The upcoming back-to-school period in September was a major consideration for TELUS, as many of its staff will be managing the transition alongside work commitments.

Back in 2007, TELUS developed a program to allow employees to work remotely, which has given it a head start on companies developing new protocols following the onset of the pandemic.

Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ President and CEO, said the health and safety of its employees, their families and its customers remains a top priority for the leadership team.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global concern, with significant spikes in cases in many countries; therefore, we have made the decision to continue with our current working arrangements.

“I am incredibly grateful to our team for the extraordinary service and network performance they are providing while working remotely,” he said. 

New active case numbers across Canada have been creeping over the last few weeks, prompting concerns of a second wave of the virus. 

With Canada's economy already in turmoil following the first wave of COVID-19, TELUS will be eager to lessen the impact to its operations if cases continue to rise.

TELUS (T) is up 2.5 per cent and is trading at C$23.81 per share at 12:14pm EDT,


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