District 5 News
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes to Flood Relief in Quebec and Ontario
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund (SHF) is contributing to relief efforts to assist residents in Quebec and eastern Ontario affected by severe flooding this spring.
Quebec Steelworkers Ratify Good Contract at ArcelorMittal
2,000 Steelworkers beat back two-tier demand and improve pensions, wages, benefits and contract language.
2,000 Steelworkers Reject ArcelorMittal Offer, Authorize Strike
Corporate demands for pension concessions have been rejected by 2,000 workers at ArcelorMittal’s iron ore operations in Quebec, who also voted to strike if a fair collective agreement is not reached within 72 hours.
Steelworkers Launch Global Campaign Targeting Glencore, Noranda
The USW has launched a global campaign targeting Glencore and Noranda Income Fund in an effort to resolve a 2½-month strike at the CEZinc refinery near Montreal.
Long-awaited Federal Commitment on Enforcing Workplace Fatality Law a Welcome Move Forward, says Steelworkers
Today’s statement by the federal justice and labour ministers for better enforcement of the “Westray Law” is welcome news on the Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.
USW’s Leo Gerard on Softwood and Unfair Trade
It’s a “bunch of greedy transnational companies, some of which are Canadian, operating on both sides of the border.”
Canada Must Be Excluded from U.S. Aluminum Investigation: United Steelworkers
“Canadian aluminum, like Canadian steel, is not a threat to American national security. Quite on the contrary.” - Ken Neumann
Leo Gerard Standing Up for Canadian Workers
USW International President Leo W. Gerard speaking to CBC’s Chris Hall on trade, Trump and standing up for Canadian steel and forest workers.
Steelworkers Demand Government Counter Softwood Lumber Tariffs that Will Damage Canadian Industry, Hurt Working Families
“We need decisive action. A fair softwood lumber agreement that provides good paying jobs, supports local communities and produces sustainable forests is possible.” - Ken Neumann
Quebec Steelworkers to Protest at Noranda AGM in Toronto
CEZinc refinery strikers will make their voices heard at Noranda Income Fund's Annual General Meeting on April 28.
Technosub Workers Unanimously Ratify First Contract
The new Steelworkers members working at submersible pump manufacturer Technosub in Rouyn-Noranda have voted 100% in favour of their first collective agreement, an excellent three-year labour contract that meets the satisfaction of all members.
Scab Workers Caught at Samuel & Fils
Fines should be increased to discourage employers.
Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement with CP Rail
“We will be recommending that our members ratify this tentative agreement. We look forward to presenting it to our members.”
Interview with Manon Castonguay, a Local President on Strike
The first woman president of Local Union 6486 at CEZinc in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Manon Castonguay is leading one of the most important battles of her life.
Quebec Government Finds CEZinc Violated Anti-Scab Law
Ministry of Labour investigation confirms Steelworkers' position that CEZinc has violated Quebec's law banning the use of scabs in labour disputes.
Steelworkers Leader Pledges Union-Wide Support for CEZinc Strikers
“You are absolutely right to expect a decent retirement – keep up the fight!” - Alain Croteau
Quebec Must Demand Investments and Greater Transparency from Noranda Income Fund
Quebec should withhold electricity rebates for NIF’s CEZinc refinery until a labour dispute is resolved.
Quebec Steelworkers Director Appeals for Solidarity Against Two-Tier Pensions
Strike at Samuel and Fils in Laval.
CEZinc’s Concession Demands Provoke Strike at Quebec Refinery
USW Local 6486 members say the strike was provoked by company demands such as major pension concessions, despite the fact their pension plan is over-funded.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $5,000 to Families of Victims of Quebec Mosque Attack
“Steelworkers share in the grief and anguish of our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community and we will remain steadfast in our support in their time of need.” - Ken Neuman
Steelworkers Condemn Quebec City Mosque Attack and Offer Condolences
Words cannot convey the sadness and anger we feel today. While such violence is all-too-common in today’s world, we in Quebec and Canada are shaken by a level of brutal, hateful violence that we are not often confronted with.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $33,000 to Quebec Organizations Helping Those in Need
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is supporting food banks and community organizations throughout Quebec.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Supports Hurricane Relief in Haiti, Cuba
“Steelworkers are proud to be able to contribute to relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti and Cuba.” - Humanity Fund President Ken Neumann
USW Cares: Steelworkers Step Up for Local Hospital
USW locals on Quebec's North Shore donating $25,000 to “The Wave” fundraising campaign.
Steelworkers Settle Resco Strike, Save DB Pension Plan
Local 6213 is the latest group of Quebec Steelworkers to beat back corporate demands for two-tier pensions plans.
Victory! Steelworkers Win Pension Battle at Ciment Lafarge
Steelworkers in Saint-Constant have won a three-month strike against Ciment Lafarge, beating back the global corporation’s demand for a two-tier pension plan.
Billy Saint-Pierre Recognized as Jefferson Award Winner for District 5
USW 9490 member, Billy Saint-Pierre has been recognized as the USW District 5 winner of the Jefferson Awards.
First National Local Leader
Our #WCW honours Nathalie Lapointe
Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement at ArcelorMittal in Montérégie
Members of Steelworkers Locals 6586, 8060 and 8897 will review terms of deal at meetings over next few days.