USW Continues Its Call to Stop the Killing and Enforce the Law

On the first anniversary of a mining disaster in Brazil which killed 250 workers, the United Steelworkers union continues its call to stop the killing and ensure proper enforcement of the law.

Every year, more than 1,000 people in Canada are killed at work and it has long been an issue that police and prosecutors are not using existing laws that hold corporations and their leaders criminally accountable for the health and safety of the workforce.

Steelworkers have witnessed that when leaders and decision-makers are not held accountable for their negligence, it often only results in endangering the lives of workers. Fighting for justice is a never-ending task and USW is motivated by the towns, cities and professional associations across the country that have continued to offer their solidarity and support to our Stop the Killing campaign.

A podcast interview with USW District 3 Director Stephen Hunt on what Canada and other countries need to do to ensure the health and safety of their workers worldwide can be found here

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416-544-5991 

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