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  • 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 […]
  • Budget Pledges to Strengthen Trade Remedy Process, but More Must Be Done: Steelworkers’ National Director March 22, 2017
    OTTAWA – United Steelworkers’ National Director Ken Neumann says that while the federal budget commits to strengthening Canada’s trade remedy system, more must be done to protect jobs in vital economic sectors facing crisis in the industrial heartland and small communities across the country. “We welcome the government’s commitment to modernize Canada’s trade remedy system […]
  • Collective Bargaining Kicks Off for Steelworkers at Freedom Mobile March 21, 2017
    WINDSOR, Ont. - Negotiations for a first collective agreement begin tomorrow between the United Steelworkers (USW) and Freedom Mobile in Windsor. Over 185 customer care employees at Freedom Mobile's Windsor call centre became USW members in January following a majority vote in favour of joining the union. Freedom Mobile, previously known as Wind Mobile, was […]
  • USW Cares: Langley Steelworkers Participate in Weekend Fuel March 21, 2017
    USW Local 1944, Unit 60 recently took part in fundraising for the Adopt-A-School program. The program aims to provide food for breakfast and lunch programs at participating schools in B.C. This is the local unit’s fourth year raising funds for the Adopt-A-School program, with Steelworker Corey Mandryk taking the lead in organizing efforts. Previous year’s […]
  • Heart pills or food? Wabush mine pensioners struggle after benefits cut March 19, 2017
    By Sue BaileyCanadian PressJim Skinner thought after a 35-year career at the Wabush iron ore mine in Labrador he’d be set for the golden retirement he had earned. He was wrong. U.S.-based Cliffs Natural Resources shut the mine down in 2014, blaming high costs, falling prices and waning global demand. Its operations in Labrador and […]
  • Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement with CP Rail March 16, 2017
    MONTREAL – A tentative agreement has been reached between bargaining teams for United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1976 and CP Rail. USW Local 1976 represents 600 CP Rail employees across the country, primarily in administrative support and intermodal positions. Meetings will be held over the next few weeks in several cities across the country for union […]
  • "Why Are We Building a Bridge in Montreal with Foreign Steel?" March 10, 2017
    OTTAWA - Parliament must reform trade laws to counter steel dumping by Chinese mills, union and industry executives yesterday told the Commons trade committee. Weak legislation has made Canada vulnerable to shipments from state-owned China producers, officials said. “We have great mills, we have great workforces, we are state of the art,” said Ken Neumann, […]
  • Quebec Government Finds CEZinc Violated Anti-Scab Law March 9, 2017
    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. – A Ministry of Labour investigation of the CEZinc refinery has found the company in violation of Quebec’s anti-scab law in the midst of a labour dispute at the plant southwest of Montreal. The United Steelworkers (USW), which represents 370 employees on strike at CEZinc, will use every means at its disposal to […]
  • Steelworkers Leader Pledges Union-Wide Support for CEZinc Strikers March 8, 2017
    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. – At a special meeting and rally today, United Steelworkers (USW) Quebec Director Alain Croteau pledged union-wide support for 371 workers on strike at the CEZinc. refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., co-owned by Noranda Income Fund and Glencore. “Keep up the fight!” Croteau told the strikers, members of USW Local 6486, who are now […]
  • No Justice in Bruneau Death if Criminal Charges Not Pursued, Say Steelworkers March 7, 2017
    OTTAWA – While Ministry of Labour charges against two Ottawa corporations for last year’s death of Olivier Bruneau are necessary, the United Steelworkers (USW) says criminal charges are more important if justice is to be served. “We have been down this road before and we know Ministry of Labour charges are not enough to hold […]
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