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USW Local 6166 on the Birch Tree Mine Closure Announcement
USW representatives were informed by Mark Scott that Birch Tree Mine would be put on care and maintenance by Oct 1, 2017. Birch Tree Mine is one of three operating mines in the operation.
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.
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 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.
Ken Neumann Statement for Equal Pay Day 2017
April 11 is Equal Pay Day because it takes one full year PLUS another 3.5 months for Canadian women to earn as much as men earn in just twelve months alone.
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. April 11 is Equal Pay Day.
Unions launch Chinese Workers’ Podcast Channel
Four unions, including USW District 6, provided seed money to start a weekly podcast for Chinese Workers.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $10,000 to Guatemalan Communities Affected by Severe Drought
Already facing high levels of poverty, families in this region have lost their corn and bean crops due to five consecutive drought seasons.
Scab Workers Caught at Samuel & Fils
Fines should be increased to discourage employers.
Cliffs Pensioners Need Federal, N.L. Government Help
Amid mounting reports of life-threatening health crises and economic hardship for Cliffs Natural Resources pensioners, urgent action is required from the federal and Newfoundland and Labrador governments.
Setting the Record Straight: Christy Clark and the BC Liberals Don’t Support Working People and That’s Why Steelworkers Don’t Support Them
Today The Province newspaper incorrectly reported that the United Steelworkers (USW) endorsed the BC Liberals. While we trust this was an honest error, and will avoid any shouting of fake news, it’s important to set the record straight.
USW, CLC and affiliates call on Minister Chrystia Freeland to support labour rights for Bangladesh garment workers
The international campaign of labour unions and human rights groups has had success, but much more needs to be done to ensure labour rights are respected in Bangladesh.
Members of USW 816 Locked Out by Lafarge Reach Tentative Agreement
Texada Island - Members of the United Steelworkers Local 816, locked out by Lafarge Canada at the Texada Island limestone mine since October 17, 2016, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.
Marty Warren statement for March 8, International Women's Day
Happy International Women’s Day!
Ken Neumann statement for March 8, International Women's Day
Stand up against hatred!
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 $10,000 for New Brunswick Ice Storm
Donations to local food banks in the Acadian Peninsula assist communities ravaged by the January ice storm.