Donna is Raising the Bar on Women’s Health and Safety

Late last year, the USW launched an important new campaign: Raising the Bar on Women’s Health and Safety. Local union leaders and activists are off to a running start in 2021.

Meet Donna Wingrove: she is the Financial Secretary for USW Local 8782 in Nanticoke, Ontario, where she works at Stelco. In advance of International Women’s Day, Wingrove is planning a Saturday morning “Raising the Bar” event on March 6 for all women members. She’ll do a short presentation about the campaign and go through the Inspection Checklist, a resource created to help women members facilitate discussions with health and safety representatives in their workplace. 

Fortunately, the local’s hall is big enough to maintain a safe physical distance, and the local can offer participants individually packaged lunches. (This is all assuming Ontario is no longer in a state of emergency.)

For other local unions where this isn’t possible, some are turning to online training and presentations. Is your local union, health and safety committee or women of steel committee interested in Raising the Bar? For more information, please contact:

District 3: Ed Kent – 
District 5: Julie Hébert –
District 6: Sylvia Boyce –

Stay tuned for more reports about what local union activists are doing to Raise the Bar!

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