Upcoming USW Event Postponements

The United Steelworkers union is passionate about member education and bringing people together to take on important issues. But the union is equally passionate about keeping USW members safe at work and at home. This is the reason that the union is cancelling or postponing a number of upcoming events in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The work of the union needs to still continue during this time, but it is with the utmost commitment to the safety and wellbeing of USW members, local union leaders and union staff.

A tremendous thanks to all of the people who have been involved in organizing these events. We look forward to rescheduling as soon as possible. 


All nationally organized educationals and conferences are postponed until mid-May.

The National Health, Safety and Environment Committee Meeting, scheduled for April 7-8, will be postponed until a later date (to be determined).

The National Indigenous Gathering, scheduled for April 15-16, will be postponed to March 24-25, 2021.

The Canadian Labour Congress Convention in Vancouver, scheduled for May 4-8, will be postponed until later this calendar year. 

Steelworker Summer at the Canadian National Office has been cancelled for 2020.

District 3

All educationals will be postponed until the beginning of May and other events will be re-evaluated at that time.

Steel, Pipe & Rolling Mill Meeting in Calgary, March 30-31 – postponed

Saskatchewan Election Meeting in Regina, April 1  postponed

Wood Council Executive Meeting in Burnaby, April 8  postponed 

The Health, Safety and Environment Conference in Saskatoon, May 11-13 – postponed to May 17-20, 2021

The District 3 Summer School in Kimberley, June 14-19 - cancelled

Steelworker Summer in District 3 has been cancelled for 2020

District 5

All educationals will be postponed until September, in line with the Fédération des Travailleurs et Travailleuses du Québec (FTQ). 

District 6

All educationals are postponed until after August 31.

Organizing course, March 30-April 3, 2020  postponed

Arbitration course, April 27-May 1, 2020  postponed

The Atlantic Conference, May 13-15  postponed

The Women of Steel Conference in Hamilton, June 8-10  postponed until 2021

Steelworker Summer in District 6 has been cancelled for 2020.

COVID-19 Resources for Workers

More information will be posted to the website as it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.

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416-544-5946 or

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