USW and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

The United Steelworkers supports and endorses the report and recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

To mark National Aboriginal Day 2016, USW National Director Ken Neumann publicly endorsed the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations: 

Ken Neumann Statement on the Occasion of June 21, National Aboriginal Day

We encourage you to read the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations:

Truth & Reconconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action 

Watch these powerful videos on the history of Canada’s residential school system: 

As part of its commitment to reconciliation, USW has also endorsed MP Romeo Saganash’s private-member’s bill to endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:

Ken Neumann's letter on Bill C-262: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Blanket Exercise builds awareness and understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada:

The Blanket Exercise

The USW Bargaining Guide for Advancing Aboriginal Rights contains examples of contract language from USW and other collective agreements which aim to advance the rights of Aboriginal workers and their communities:

USW Bargaining Guide for Advancing Aboriginal Rights