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Steelworkers Welcome New Leadership at Ontario Federation of Labour
United Steelworkers celebrate election of new leadership today at the Ontario Federation of Labour.
Daniel Roy Resigns as Steelworkers’ Quebec Director
An emotional Daniel Roy, the United Steelworkers’ Quebec Director, announced his resignation today to delegates assembled at the union’s 51st Quebec annual assembly.
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $166,000 to 73 Food Banks Across Canada
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $166,000 to 73 different food banks and community food centres in communities across Canada where USW members live and work.
Trudeau, Wynne Must Act Now on Deepening Steel Crisis: Steelworkers
"We need our federal and provincial governments to be on our side. Our community is counting on the governments they elected to fulfill their promises that they would support decent, middle-class jobs." Lisa Dale, USW Local 2724 President
BC wants $10-a-day childcare!
Here’s how you can help support British Columbia’s inspiring $10-a-day childcare campaign.
Announced Layoffs by Profitable Telus Regrettable and Unnecessary
"We are extremely disappointed to learn of Telus' decision to reduce their workforce at a time when the company is extremely profitable." - Lee Riggs, TWU, USW National Local 1944 President
Human Rights Tribunal to Hear Complaint Against Tim Hortons
USW filed complaint on behalf of temporary workers denied overtime premiums, given less desirable shifts, threatened with being kicked out of the country and forced to rent accommodation from restaurant owners.
Building a better working future: The USW and Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review
In Ontario, full-time jobs with decent wages, benefits and retirement income are increasingly rare. In their place are too many low-paid, part-time jobs with minimal benefits or retirement in¬come. The USW does not accept this as inevitable.
At-Risk Pensioners Need Real Help From Trudeau, Wynne: Steelworkers
“The Government of Canada bears some real responsibility for the plight of retirees and current employees."
Message from USW National Director Ken Neumann on the 2015 Federal Election
Although the eleciton results are not as we had hoped, the contributions of USW members have been inspiring.
New Democrats Pledge to ‘Stop the Killing’
Tom Mulcair is the only federal leader supporting a national campaign to enforce the Criminal Code and hold corporations, their directors and executives accountable for workplace deaths and injuries.
20,000 Pensioners Lose Critical Health and Drug Benefits Due to Harper’s U.S. Steel Sellout
“There will be 20,000 pensioners waking up tomorrow without health benefits and prescription drug coverage, because of the Harper government’s secret deals with U.S. Steel.” - Marty Warren, USW Ontario Director
WorkSafeBC Worried of Industry Pushback on Safety Enforcement Before Deadly Sawmill Explosion
Prior to a deadly sawmill explosion, WorkSafeBC was concerned an enforcement strategy to address wood dust in sawmills would lead to industry pushback, the USW is revealing.
Release of Parliamentary Report Card on Corporate Accountability for Canada's Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors Abroad
On September 28, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) released its Parliamentary Report Card on Corporate Accountability for Canada’s Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors Abroad
Steelworkers Provide Update on U.S. Steel Canada Mediation
USW update re U.S. Steel Canada mediation: A number of motions that were to be heard by the court this week have been rescheduled for October 7 and 8.
Update from Steelworkers re U.S. Steel Canada Court Proceedings: Rescheduled
USW has been advised that U.S. Steel Canada court proceedings regarding benefits for retirees have been rescheduled to Thursday, at the earliest, with the date still to be confirmed.
Steelworkers Call on Members to Witness Court Proceedings to Stop U.S. Steel Canada from Abandoning Workers, Pensioners and the Community
USW calls on members, retirees and community supporters to join them to witness Ontario Superior Court proceedings as it tries to stop U.S. Steel Canada from abandoning responsibility to workers, pensioners and the City of Hamilton.
Steelworkers Demand that Final Reports on 2014 Fatality be Released
The United Steelworkers union (USW) is demanding that the family of a man killed in 2014 at the North American Palladium Ltd. Lac des Iles mine be provided with the final reports on how 38-year-old Pascal Goulet died.
Women of Steel Join Global Women’s Conference
Women of Steel from Canada and the United States joined sisters from Unite the Union in the UK to be part of IndustriALL’s first Women World Conference.
Second Workers Uniting Program Brings Together Youth From Around World
Fourteen young trade unionists from Canada, the United States, UK, Mexico and Cuba met in London, UK in late August for the second Global Youth Exchange organized this year by Workers Uniting.