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  • We’re Not In It For the Money: Counselling Staff on Strike for Fair Contract October 16, 2017
    SUDBURY – “A message to our clients: We care about you,” is the headline on a leaflet that counselling staff are handing to clients visiting the Sudbury Counselling Centre. Counselling staff at the centre, members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2020, are not at work today. They’re outside the building delivering apologies to their clients. The […]
  • New Collective Agreement for Safety Agents October 13, 2017
    Katinniq, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Three years after getting their union certified, the Raglan mine security officers, near Katinniq in the far north of Quebec, finally have a new employment contract. Following a rather unusual legal procedure, possible only before a first collective agreement, an arbitrator decided and enacted the terms of their new […]
  • Steelworkers Issue Joint NAFTA Statement at Trinational Labour Summit October 12, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement must reverse the erosion of economic security, raise living and working conditions for all and provide broad, effective and enforceable labour rights, say leaders of the United Steelworkers (USW), North America’s largest industrial union. At the Trinational Labour Summit in Washington, D.C., the USW’s International […]
  • Regina Cabs Ignoring City Bylaw Change, Taxi Drivers Blocked from Using City-Issued Licences October 12, 2017
    REGINA – Taxi drivers are calling out Regina Cabs management for their refusal to recognize drivers with taxi plates issued through a newly amended city distribution system. In August of this year, a change was made to a city bylaw to issue taxi plates directly to drivers, instead of brokers who lease them back to […]
  • McIntyre Powder Miners Deserve More, Says Steelworkers October 11, 2017
    TORONTO – Former miners are dying of neurological and lung diseases. Steelworkers welcome the $1 million in new Ontario government funding, but regret that those who’ve already made claims won’t be reconsidered. “These miners were forced to inhale McIntyre Powder from the 1940s to the 1970s. Now, they’re suffering and they’re dying. So this funding to […]
  • CEZinc Strikers Overwhelmingly Reject Company Offer October 3, 2017
    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. – After nearly eight months on the picket line, striking CEZinc employees have overwhelmingly rejected a “final” contract offer from the company. “Eight months into the strike, Noranda Income Fund offered its employees more or less the same contract that provoked the strike in the first place,” said Luc Julien, a staff representative […]
  • Steelworkers Cautiously Optimistic over Stelco Investment Plans September 28, 2017
    HAMILTON – United Steelworkers (USW) officials are cautiously optimistic regarding the Stelco Holdings Inc. plan for an initial public offering that will result in capital investments in steelmaking operations and payments into pension and benefit plans. “We always support investments that expand and upgrade our manufacturing facilities and that preserve and create good, family-supporting jobs. […]
  • Quebec Must Not Give In to Uber Threats: Steelworkers September 26, 2017
    MONTREAL – The Quebec government must not give in to blackmail as Uber threatens to cease operations in the province due to new regulations, the Syndicat des Métallos (United Steelworkers) union says. “Uber’s business model is not made for Quebec,” said Wilson Jean Paul, a spokesman for the Regroupement des travailleurs autonomes Métallos (RTAM-Métallos) that […]
  • Steelworkers Talk to NDP Leadership Candidate Guy Caron September 20, 2017
    Thanks to Steelworkers for participating in our telephone town halls with USW National Director Ken Neumann and NDP Leadership candidate Guy Caron on Sept. 18. Steelworkers asked questions about jobs and the economy, minimum wage, international peacekeeping, pipelines and more. Scott Duvall, MP for Hamilton Mountain, joined the call to talk about the NDP's efforts […]
  • Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $25,000 to Hurricane Irma Relief in Caribbean September 19, 2017
    TORONTO – The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $25,000 to communities throughout the Caribbean impacted by Hurricane Irma. “Irma was a devastating storm, unlike anything seen in decades, where it touched down in Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. “Once again it is the poorest communities that will have the greatest difficulty […]
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