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Steelworkers Frustrated by IOC Failure
“Our members can be assured that they have the full backing and support of Steelworkers across Canada and internationally in their struggle for fairness.” – Marty Warren, USW Atlantic Director
USW Extends Condolences to Family of Two Members Lost to Workplace Deaths
The United Steelworkers is extending its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of two members who recently died while at work.
Steelworkers Local 5575 Donating $50 Per Member to Fort McMurray Fire Relief
USW Local 5575 announces a $50 per member donation to the Red Cross in support of families affected by the Fort McMurray fires and asks other locals and unions to make contributions as well.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $10,000 to Red Cross for Fort McMurray Fire Relief
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is making a $10,000 contribution to Fort McMurray fire relief.
Ken Neumann Statement on Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month, an occasion to delve into the history of Asian Canadians and recognize the contributions Asian Canadians have made to our union, our communities and our country.
Marty Warren Statement on Asian Heritage Month
As Steelworkers, we celebrate Asian History Month along with our Asian Canadian members in District 6, and, all other Asian Canadians in Canada.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $15,000 for Clean Water for Ecuadorian Communities Hit by Earthquake
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $15,000 to Oxfam Canada to support families and communities recover from a devastating earthquake that struck off the north coast of Ecuador on April 16, 2016.
District 6 Steelworkers recognize the National Day of Mourning on April 28th
On April 28th, we mourn for the lives lost in the workplace. It is also an opportunity for Steelworkers across our district and across the country to renew our commitment to fight for the living.
Ontario gender wage-gap commission releases interim report
There’s significant agreement on what causes the wage gap between men and women, according to Ontario’s Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee. There’s even some agreement on the solutions.
April 28th, National Day of Mourning
As Steelworkers, April 28th is the most solemn day in our calendar.
On 4th Anniversary of Sawmill Explosion Will Premier Finally Keep Her Promise
The United Steelworkers is marking the fourth anniversary of the Lakeland Mills explosion in Prince George with a renewed call for a public inquiry into the tragedy...
Three Years After Rana Plaza, Bangladesh Factories Still Not Safe
On the three-year anniversary of the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse, the USW and other Canadian unions call for continued action to improve working conditions in the Bangladesh garment sector.
Charges in Northern Ontario Mining Death Validate Campaign for Enforcement of Westray Law
USW welcomes criminal charges against Detour Gold for the June 2015 death of a worker at its Cochrane, Ont., mine.
Close the Gender Wage Gap: Ken Neumann Statement for Equal Pay Day
Canadian women still take home, on average, 30% less each year than what men earn. We call that shortfall “the gender wage gap.”
Close the Gender Wage Gap: Marty Warren Statement on Equal Pay Day
Ontario women still take home, on average, 31.5% less each year than what men earn. For women in the Atlantic, they get between 15%-34% less. We call that shortfall “the gender wage gap.”
Return-to-Work Programs a Priority; Steelworkers Endorse Resolution
Return-to-work and disability-prevention programs are a Steelworkers priority with all 700 delegates to the United Steelworkers National Policy Conference in Montreal endorsing a policy resolution on the subject.
The NDP Stands on Solid Ground with Tom Mulcair
We need a strong New Democratic presence in the House of Commons, holding the Liberals accountable, and putting the interests of working Canadians ahead of the big banks and corporate CEOs.
Budget 2016 Invests an Unprecedented $89.9 Million in Canada’s Shelters and Transition Homes
The Government of Canada will invest $89.9 million over two years for the construction and renovation of shelters and transition houses. The Cdn Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses says that this unprecedented investment is welcome news.
Steelworkers Host Community Celebration of Hamilton’s Diversity
Hamilton Steelworkers join with city counsellors, poets, filmmakers, journalists and artists to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.
Ken Neumann Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism
On March 21, Steelworkers enthusiastically celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Along with this international celebration, we must also understand our role in combating racism in Canada.