I have seen nothing to indicate that the TWU has tried to control any aspect of the business except as it pertains to the fair treatment of employees.
As for asking for more, well considering Telus has doubled their share price in the last year (bringing it back to where it was when Entwistle took over, I might add...)
and has $900 Million in cash, and estimates it will have $1.3 Billion in cash by this time next year; as well as paying Mr. Entwistle $5.5 Million last year in salary and bonuses, I think that for Telus to ask for MORE by clawing out of their employees is reprehensible.
If you understood the history and language of the collective agreement, which the company has arbitrarily chosen not to fully honor any more, you would know that what their current offer effectively seeks to accomplish is to move it's employees back approximately 30 YEARS from where we are now.
You ought to consider that better working conditions and fair play in unionized corporations, raises the standard of working conditions for ALL employees, union or not, in all sectors of the marketplace as they must compete for valuable employees by improving conditions to bring them in line with competitors who offer the kind of benefits a union brings to their workforce.