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USW calls on MPs to use this session to support workers

September 20, 2022 | Media Releases

With Members of Parliament coming back to Ottawa, the United Steelworkers union (USW) is calling on all parties to focus on delivering for workers across Canada. “After all that we’ve been through with the pandemic and now inflation, workers are demanding better from their employers and from their elected representatives,” said USW National Director Marty […]

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Jagmeet Singh: We’re going to keep on fighting

August 12, 2022 | News Articles

The Leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party Jagmeet Singh applauded Steelworkers for their contributions that make communities a better place. “Every one of you contributes to making your communities a better place,” said Jagmeet, at the 2022 Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas. “Every one of you works hard, for your members, for your fellow workers, […]

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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!

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Justice for global garment workers

The women who make our clothes are paid poverty wages in the supply chains of Canadian retailers and fashion brands. The Steelworkers Humanity Fund has released a major report showing that garment workers can barely afford the basic life necessities for their families. Poverty wages are the result of decisions made by Canadian companies and global brands.

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Another win for workers over Ford’s bad bills – Steelworkers

November 30, 2022 | Media Releases

The USW is among more than 40 unions, representing 270,000 workers across Ontario, that filed a constitutional challenge to Bill 124 in 2019. The coalition’s argument that Bill 124 violates the collective bargaining rights enshrined in the freedom of association guarantee of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been validated by this court ruling.

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Steelworkers endorse Marit Stiles to lead the Ontario NDP

November 25, 2022 | Media Releases

We need a leader who understands labour issues and the needs of workers – one who is proud to say the words ‘labour’ and ‘unions.’ We need a leader who will bring more working-class voters back to the NDP. I am confident Marit will provide strong leadership to our party during a time when Ontario needs it the most.

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USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19

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June 30, 2022
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Health and Safety During COVID-19

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June 29, 2022
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Workplace Issues During COVID-19

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Procedure for a Work Refusal

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June 29, 2022
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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) info

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Federal Work Refusal Process

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COVID-19 and Recent Legislation on Leaves of Absence

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Employment Insurance Work-Sharing Program

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