·  by Steve Arnold   ·  Hamilton Spectator

Union Leader Calls for Action on Steel 'Crisis’

Ontario's steel industry is in crisis and a union leader wants the provincial government to help find a solution.

In a letter to Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid, United Steelworkers Ontario director Marty Warren calls for an Ontario Steel Industry Action Plan to save an industry that supports 20,000 direct and 100,000 spinoff jobs across the country.

Most of those jobs, Warren writes, are in Ontario.

"As you are no doubt aware, the price of steel has dropped sharply, plunging the industry into a worldwide crisis," he said. "If the crisis is not resolved soon, these thousands of men and women and their families are in critical danger of losing their livelihoods."

Complete article in the Hamilton Spectator

Marty Warren letter to Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid

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