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  • Strong Strike Vote by Steelworkers in Response to Evraz Attacks May 26, 2017
    REGINA – Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5890 at Evraz Regina have voted 99.3% in favour of strike action in response to Evraz’s extreme concessionary demands. Evraz Regina Steelworkers have been without a contact for nearly a year – the previous contract having expired in July 2016. Despite the union’s attempt to negotiate a […]
  • Steelworkers Applaud Alberta Government’s Modernization of Workplace Legislation May 25, 2017
    EDMONTON – The United Steelworkers (USW) is applauding the Government of Alberta for keeping its promise to modernize the province’s decades-old employment legislation, aligning it with the rest of Canada and supporting family-friendly workplaces. The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act will help grow the middle class by improving access to collective bargaining that in turn […]
  • Ontario Labour Law Report Falls Short May 24, 2017
    TORONTO – After many months of constructive input and consultations, the final report from Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review clearly sets out the critical need for progressive change for employees in Ontario. But some of its key recommendations then fall well short of the path needed to get there. Just days ago, Labour Minister Kevin Flynn […]
  • Quebec Steelworkers Heard Loud and Clear by Glencore Shareholders May 24, 2017
    CHAM, Switzerland – Shareholders attending Glencore’s annual general meeting today were greeted by a boisterous protest of the company’s role in a 15-week strike by Steelworkers at Quebec’s CEZinc refinery. “We want to ensure Glencore shareholders understand the issues behind this labour dispute,” said Manon Castonguay, President of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6486, which represents […]
  • Quebec’s CEZinc Strikers to Confront Glencore Shareholders at AGM in Switzerland May 23, 2017
    MONTREAL – Striking Steelworkers at Quebec’s CEZinc refinery are bringing their dispute to resource giant Glencore’s annual general meeting in Switzerland this week. A delegation representing the 371 strikers at the CEZinc refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., west of Montreal, will confront Glencore shareholders during a demonstration at the company’s AGM in Switzerland on Wednesday. The […]
  • Steelworker Summer May 16, 2017
    Steelworker Summer is an educational and training internship in which participants develop skills useful for union growth by experiencing firsthand the kinds of struggles workers face while trying to win a voice at work and in the community.  It is also designed to give participants an understanding and appreciation of the positive impact unions have […]
  • 25 Years After Westray – Families Remember May 16, 2017
    Twenty-six men died in the Westray mine explosion. They each had their own story, their own family and friends whose lives they touched. CBC Information Morning takes a look at Glenn Martin – with the help of his brother Allen and Allen's wife Debbie. Listen here: CBC Information Morning Nova Scotia
  • Vern Theriault Recalls Westray – CBC's The Current May 16, 2017
    Vernon Theriault had been working in the Westray mine for just six months when the explosion killed his colleagues. He volunteered with the rescue and describes the scene 25 years later to The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti. Also in the segment, USW District 3 Director Stephen Hunt on the USW's Stop the Killing, Enforce the Law campaign […]
  • District 3 Summer School – June 11-16, 2017 May 12, 2017
    Once again, District 3 will be holding the week-long Summer School at the Trickle Creek Lodge and Kimberley Alpine Resort on June 11-16, 2017. I am pleased to announce the following courses will be offered this year: Advanced Grievance Handing Leading Bargaining Facing Management Occupational Health and Safety Leadership for Action Women of Steel Globalization […]
  • Quebec Steelworkers Ratify Good Contract at ArcelorMittal May 11, 2017
    SEPT-ÎLES, Que. – The 2,000 United Steelworkers (USW) members at ArcelorMittal operations in Fermont and Port-Cartier, Quebec, have ratified a four‑year collective agreement with gains that include maintaining and improving their defined-benefit pension plan. “It's an excellent contract. Thanks to the mobilization and determination of our members, they have ensured younger workers will benefit from the […]
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