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A historic vote in the House of Commons advances anti-scab legislation

June 20, 2024 | News Articles

A historic, unanimous vote in the House of Commons on the proposed anti-scab bill (officially known as Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Canada Industrial Relations Board Regulations) has taken it a significant step further, by allowing it to be studied in committee. While this type of legislation, designed to protect the rights of federally regulated workers during a labour dispute, has been proposed several times in the federal Parliament, this is the first time it has taken this step.

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Pharmacare: A generational step forward in Canadian health care

June 20, 2024 | News Articles

The historic agreement on pharmacare between the federal Liberal government and the New Democrats marks a monumental step forward in Canadian health care. The introduction of pharmacare legislation (Bill C-64 – An Act respecting pharmacare) in the House of Commons gives a beacon of hope to millions of people across the country.

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What we’re fighting for

The United Steelworkers union is committed to advancing workers’ rights and well-being at the bargaining table, on the job and in the legislative arena. Here are some of the issues we care about. Explore how you can get more involved in your union.

Human Rights & Equity

Besides making sure workplaces are free from discrimination, our union promotes more justice for workers who are Indigenous, racialized, women, 2SLGBTQIA+ and/or living with a disability.

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Health & Safety

Defending members, negotiating safer and healthier working conditions and lobbying for better regulations and standards.

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Environment

Protecting the environment and promoting innovation to drive the creation of good union jobs and a sustainable economy.

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Political action

Fighting for protections, fair wages and pensions, healthy workplaces, job creation, better trade, social programs and more.

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Young Workers

Inspiring and educating young workers through mentoring, leadership development, and union and community activism.

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Women of Steel

Demanding equality, we fight for pay equity, combat harassment, and offer training and development to women.

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USW Cares

Supporting workers, their families and neighbours through community activism—across Canada and around the world.

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SOAR

The Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) is a voice for USW retirees and their families.

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Veterans

Resources, camaraderie, and support for United Steelworkers who served or are currently serving.

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Global Solidarity

The Steelworker Humanity Fund supports international development projects related to human and workers’ rights and provides emergency humanitarian aid for disasters.

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