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  • Steelworkers Contribute $100,000 to B.C. Fire Relief August 15, 2017
    TORONTO - The United Steelworkers (USW), joining with the Steelworkers Humanity Fund, are contributing $100,000 to ongoing relief and recovery efforts for the continuing wildfire crisis in the B.C. Interior."The wildfires and evacuations have deeply affected individuals and families, and continue to create uncertainty about the future impacts on jobs in affected communities," said Steelworkers […]
  • After 14 Years of Inaction, Ontario Liberals Must Enact Fundamental Labour Reforms August 15, 2017
    TORONTO – After a generation of inaction, Ontario’s Liberal government must enact fundamental labour law reforms to address rising inequality and precarious work, says the United Steelworkers (USW). “Over 14 consecutive years in power, the Liberals ignored the need for meaningful, comprehensive improvements to Ontario’s labour laws, even as levels of inequality and precarious work […]
  • Liberals Won’t Make Real Commitments on NAFTA: Steelworkers August 14, 2017
    OTTAWA – Only two days from the opening of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations, Canadians are still waiting for meaningful commitments from the federal government on jobs and labour and environmental standards. “The U.S. and Mexico have for several weeks presented their detailed NAFTA priorities, while the Canadian government’s ‘progressive’ negotiating objectives remain high […]
  • USW Cares: Community Matters August 14, 2017
    There are many things which make up a community; a sense of belonging and a chance to participate are among the two most important. The Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council has had the privilege of taking part in many events throughout Hamilton and the one common thread, whether it be In the Keith community, the Sherman Hub, […]
  • Freedom Mobile Employees Reject Company Offer, Seek Renewed Bargaining August 11, 2017
    WINDSOR – Seeking more respect and fairness from a successfully rebranded and growing telecom business, Freedom Mobile’s call centre employees in Windsor have voted to reject a substandard contract offer from the company. “These employees make a huge contribution to Freedom Mobile’s success and this vote should kick-start renewed talks toward a fair collective agreement,” […]
  • Steelworkers Ratify Agreement at Highland Valley, Teck Must Rebuild Trust August 10, 2017
    LOGAN LAKE, B.C. – Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7619, employed by Teck Resources Inc. at Highland Valley Copper mine, have voted 84.5% in favour of ratifying a new agreement with their employer.  The agreement comes after a challenging round of bargaining during which Teck management demanded a number of concessions that would have […]
  • Sears Mess Shows How Little Liberals Think of Working Canadians August 4, 2017
    Ken Neumann Op-EdPublished by the Huffington Post Canadians are justifiably appalled by the plight of thousands of employees and pensioners who are being victimized by the bankruptcy protection manoeuvring of Sears Canada. Thousands have been laid off and even more stand to lose the severance, benefits and pensions that they earned, while Sears pays millions […]
  • Bargaining Stalls Between Freedom Mobile and United Steelworkers August 3, 2017
    WINDSOR – Negotiations for a first collective agreement between the United Steelworkers (USW) and Freedom Mobile for its call centre employees in Windsor have stalled. Despite an intense last 19 hours of talks and the efforts of a federal labour conciliation officer, there is not yet a settlement. Freedom Mobile, previously known as Wind Mobile, […]
  • Fighter for Corporate Criminal Accountability Will Be Missed, Say Steelworkers August 2, 2017
    VANCOUVER – Leaders of the United Steelworkers (USW) say Canada has lost a fighter for justice with the death of Brian Fitzpatrick, whose 24-year-old son was killed on a Kiewit Construction site at Toba Inlet, B.C., in 2009. “Brian became a champion in our campaign to Stop The Killing, Enforce the Law,” said Stephen Hunt, […]
  • Union ratifies contract with Teck Trail August 1, 2017
    USW members vote in favour of a five-year deal Members of the United Steelworkers locals 480 and 9705 have voted in favour of ratification of the mediator’s recommendations in their contract with Teck. After five days of voting, which concluded Thursday, 90 per cent of Local 480 voted in favour of the deal along with […]
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