The wages that Bangladeshi garment sector workers are paid do not come close to what is needed for women to escape poverty, no matter how hard they work. This situation has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Stop the Killing
Stop the Killing is a campaign to hold people criminally accountable for the health and safety of workers.
Forestry is for everyone
Members of the United Steelworkers union are calling on the federal government to urgently update the Softwood Lumber Action Plan, released in 2017. This assistance package is needed now to help stem the tide of job loss and stabilize and grow the sector for the future.
Raising the bar on women’s health and safety
Most workplaces and safety equipment have been designed to suit male workers. When we take women into account, we make workplaces safer. Steelworkers pride ourselves on being the health and safety union. Women of Steel are pointing to hazards and health issues they face as women workers. Let’s make women’s health and safety issues a priority for action!
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone the spotlight on the difficult and dangerous working conditions that our members face on a daily basis. Governments across Canada have responded to these challenges by putting in place temporary wage increases that selectively apply to some workers and not others. These wage increases should apply to all employees involved in providing care. Furthermore, your work does not stop being essential whenever the pandemic ends, and neither should your pay increase.