Latest News

Security screeners launch Casual Monday action at airports across Canada

June 17, 2022

On Monday, June 20, 2022, security screening officers at 42 airports across Canada will wear street clothes on the job to draw attention to longstanding concerns over substandard pay, working conditions and disrespect from the federal government.

Security screeners, members of the United Steelworkers union (USW), will be participating in “Casual Monday” at airports in the following communities:

Newfoundland and Labrador:

St. John’s
Deer Lake
Stephenville
St. Anthony
Wabush
Goose Bay
Churchill Falls
Gander

Quebec:

Montreal
Quebec City
Bagotville
Val D’Or
Rouyn-Noranda
Gaspé
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Baie-Comeau
Sept-Îles
Mont-Joli
Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon
La Grande Rivière,
Kuujuuarapik
Chibougamou
La Macaza

Prince Edward Island:

Charlottetown

Nova Scotia:

Halifax
Sydney

New Brunswick:

Moncton
Fredericton
Saint John
Bathurst

Ontario:

Ottawa
Hamilton
Kitchener
Windsor
Kingston
Mount Hope
Sarnia
Waterloo
Timmins

British Columbia:

Abbotsford
Kamloops

Yukon:

Whitehorse

Read more about the solidarity action by airport security screeners.

Join our newsletter

Recent news

A group of Métallos at a picket, raising a flag with the slogan

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 […]

Read More
Click to read the article about Support for anti-scab legislation marks important progress for workers’ rights
Featured image for Historic day for health care in Canada: pharmacare

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.

Read More
Click to read the article about Historic day for health care in Canada: pharmacare
Image for Bridges of Canada prison chaplains in Alberta join United Steelworkers union

Bridges of Canada prison chaplains in Alberta join United Steelworkers union

February 27, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) proudly welcomes prison chaplains employed by Bridges of Canada in Alberta following an overwhelming vote to join the union. These dedicated chaplains, representing various faiths and spiritual practices, provide essential chaplaincy services and spiritual care to inmates within Alberta’s prisons. The USW, known for its diverse membership of workers across […]

Read More
Click to read the article about Bridges of Canada prison chaplains in Alberta join United Steelworkers union