Telus Corp. and the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) announced Monday that they have reached a tentative collective agreement covering approximately 12,100 employees nationally. The TWU said the tentative agreement will be presented to its membership in the next few weeks. The union said in a release it has advised its members to vote in favour of the agreement. “We are pleased with the successful talks we have had in partnership with the TWU. The process of negotiations has been constructive and conducted in a professional manner,” Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of Telus, said in a statement. “We believe this is a progressive agreement that effectively balances the needs of our customers, our team members and our investors.” Entwistle added that the company is optimistic members will agree and vote in favour of the contract.