Basic Training Would Have Saved a Life

Quebec health and safety agency’s report into workplace fatality indicates employer failed in its duty to train workers.

COVID-19 and Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal reaction to uncertainty and things that may harm us. For many of us, the coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness make for a very uncertain future. People worry about their own health and the health of their loved ones.

Study Released by Ontario WSIB Must Be Applied to Compensation Across Canada, Say Steelworkers

“The study means compensation claims that were rejected will be reviewed, hopefully resulting in justice for survivors and families.” - Marty Warren

Federal Government Stands Aside as More Canadians Lose Manufacturing Jobs

“This plant means so much to our families and our community. And now it’s being taken away. As far as we know, the majority of our work will be going to Mexico.”

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We Remember Those Lost 28 Years Ago in the Westray Mine Explosion Like It Was Yesterday: Steelworkers

The USW union remembers with heavy hearts the 28th anniversary of the devastating loss of 26 miners in the Westray Coal Mine explosion. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost and their Nova Scotia communities.

Emergency Response Must Lead to Long-Term Reform, Says USW Leader

Responses to the global pandemic must be the basis for reforms to everything from Employment Insurance to care for the elderly and corporate restructuring, Ken Neumann tells parliamentary committee.

Ontario Labour Ministry Not Upholding Workers’ Rights: Steelworkers

“Workers’ right to refuse unsafe work is being denied by the Ministry of Labour. Some workers are deemed essential. But none should be sacrificial.”

Cargill Death and Disease a 21st-Century Version of the Westray Explosion

“The events leading up to the death of a worker who died at Cargill this month are eerily similar to those leading up to the explosion of the Westray mine 28 years ago.” - Steve Hunt

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $50,000 to Support Bangladeshi Garment Workers Affected by COVID-19

“The contribution will make a huge difference in the lives of 750 families who will receive food packages and medical kits.” - Ken Neumann

United Steelworkers Members Vote for New Deal, Despite Pandemic Restrictions

“This agreement shows it’s possible to adjust the way workers’ rights can be maintained, despite restrictions imposed by the pandemic." - Marty Warren

Steelworkers Mourn Loss of Life, Stand in Solidarity with Nova Scotians

“We are grieving with our fellow Nova Scotians and we will stand with them in confronting this unimaginable tragedy.”

Steelworkers at Koolatron Protecting Canadian Workers

Steelworkers in Brantford, Ont., ready to produce Personal Protective Equipment and medical transportation coolers to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Steelworkers in Niagara Get Busy Fighting COVID-19

USW members purchase 3D printers and begin pumping out face shields for health-care workers.

Ken Neumann Statement for Equal Pay Day 2020

April 4 is Equal Pay Day because it took all of 2019 and the first three months of 2020 for the average Canadian woman to earn as much as the average man earned in the twelve months of 2019.

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Ottawa’s Wage Subsidy Must Be Designed Primarily to Help Workers: United Steelworkers

To make sure the new wage-subsidy aid goes to workers and is not eaten up by employer profiteering, the program needs a principle of ‘workers first.’

Commercial Drivers Need Government Action on COVID-19 Protection: Steelworkers

“We worry about bringing that risk home to our families. We need to reduce the risk as much as possible.”

Increased Federal Wage Subsidy Must Help All Workers: Steelworkers

“Restricting the subsidy will result in massive job losses across the country and will exacerbate this crisis.” - Ken Neumann

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Federal Government’s Response for Workers to COVID-19 Is Woefully Insufficient: Steelworkers Union

The United Steelworkers calls for an increase to the employee wage subsidy to 80% as adopted in the U.K.

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In Face of COVID-19 Pandemic, Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $220,000 to Food Banks Across Canada

To support the most vulnerable in our communities during COVID-19, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $220,000 to 112 food banks and community food centres.

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Steelworkers Union Calls for Worker Support and Protection During COVID-19

Time away from work to stop the spread of the virus should not mean loss of income, regardless of job or workplace. Unpaid job-protected leave doesn’t pay the bills.