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Support for anti-scab legislation marks important progress for workers’ rights

February 28, 2024 | Media Releases

OTTAWA – Yesterday’s vote in the House of Commons to advance Bill C-58 (banning replacement workers in the case of a labour dispute) to committee is a significant step forward for workers’ rights in Canada. The United Steelworkers union (USW) now hopes for swift progress through the committee stage. “The vote on the anti-scab bill […]

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Historic day for health care in Canada: pharmacare

February 23, 2024 | Media Releases

Today marks a historic day for health care in Canada, as an agreement between the Liberal government and the NDP on Pharmacare is confirmed. The steadfast efforts by the NDP will now pave the way for a universal national pharmacare program and represents an important step towards equitable access to prescription drugs for all Canadians. For many years, Steelworkers, with the broader labour movement, have worked with the NDP to push for a universal, single-payer pharmacare plan, that would reduce the burden of expensive, inaccessible prescription drugs for Canadians. The bill, to be tabled shortly, will establish the framework for a national Pharmacare program and will also introduce, in the short term, new coverage for contraception and diabetes treatment, addressing the urgent health care needs of Canadians.

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United Steelworkers Local 6500 surpasses $1 million in lifetime giving to the Foundations at Health Sciences North

February 15, 2024 | Media Releases

The Foundations at Health Sciences North (HSN) have one million reasons to be thankful as the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500’s most recent donation on February 1st surpasses their lifetime giving total of $1 million dedicated to enhancing patient care at HSN.

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Member Organizer Program

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February 1, 2024
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Supporting good mental health: Practical steps for USW local unions

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January 15, 2024
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Steelworkers Humanity Fund update – December 2023

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January 4, 2024
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USW@Work – Winter 2023

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December 20, 2023
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