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  • On Rana Plaza Anniversary, Transparency Needed from Mark’s, Sport Chek April 20, 2017
    TORONTO – On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed more than 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh, Canadian apparel retailers such as Mark’s and Sport Chek must commit to greater transparency regarding their supply chains, an international coalition of human rights and labour rights advocates says. “It is now four years after […]
  • Steelworkers Ratify Collective Agreement with CP Rail April 19, 2017
    MONTREAL, 19 April 2017 – Approximately 600 members of the United Steelworkers (USW) who work at CP Rail across Canada have ratified a new, five-year collective agreement. Votes received from USW Local 1976 members were counted today. A tentative agreement was negotiated at the end of February by the union and CP Rail, after which ratification […]
  • USW Cares: Steelworkers Walk the Talk April 19, 2017
    Our friend and brother Bruce Frost from Local 1-2010 in Thunder Bay suffered a sudden heart attack while attending the United Steelworkers International Convention in Nevada. The heart attack was severe. He was rushed to the hospital and remains in their care. Bruce's family flew in right away to be by his side. Bruce is […]
  • Working Forest: More Jobs and a Stronger Economy April 7, 2017
    It's time for a better B.C. with John Horgan and the NDP. Check out this factsheet on how the B.C. NDP will support our Working Forest. 
  • Steelworkers Recommend 10 Ways to Improve Canadian Women’s Economic Security April 6, 2017
    OTTAWA – The United Steelworkers union (USW) has told a parliamentary committee that ensuring economic security for women is dependent on many factors, from better access to unionization, pay equity legislation, secure pensions, child care and putting a stop to gendered violence. “Every day we fight for the rights of women through collective bargaining,” says […]
  • USW Testifies on Parliament Hill on Women’s Economic Security April 6, 2017
  • West Kootenay Steelworker Locals Endorse Katrine Conroy March 30, 2017
    Trail, BC – USW Locals 9705, 480 and 1-405 are endorsing Katrine Conroy for re-election as MLA for Kootenay West in the upcoming provincial election, the union announced today. “Steelworkers and their families have a lot at stake in this election. Christy Clark leads an anti-union government that has consistently made decisions that have hurt […]
  • Quebec Steelworkers to Protest at Noranda AGM in Toronto March 30, 2017
    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. – Employees on strike at the CEZinc refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., plan to make their voices heard at Noranda Income Fund’s Annual General Meeting on April 28 in Toronto. Protest plans for the Noranda AGM were announced by Syndicat des Métallos (United Steelworkers) Quebec Director Alain Croteau on Thursday during a rally by […]
  • Steelworkers Launch B.C. Election Campaign March 28, 2017
    BURNABY, BC, March 28, 2017 - The United Steelworkers (USW) is launching a campaign to raise issues important to working families during the coming British Columbia election and elect a government that will make decisions that are in the best interests of our province – not the people who make big political donations. Steelworkers Vote […]
  • Technosub Workers Unanimously Ratify First Contract March 27, 2017
    Rouyn-Noranda – The new Steelworkers members working at submersible pump manufacturer Technosub in Rouyn-Noranda have voted 100% in favour of their first collective agreement, an excellent three-year labour contract that meets the satisfaction of all members. “An experienced union group could not have negotiated a better agreement! There is a lot to be proud of […]
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