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Quebec Steelworkers on strike at Termaco for cost-of-living protections

June 19, 2024 | Media Releases

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec – Workers at the Termaco sheet metal fabrication plant in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu are on strike as the company refuses to offer cost-of-living wage adjustments to address years of rampant inflation. The 90 workers, members of the Syndicat des Métallos/United Steelworkers union (USW) began their strike Monday. The workers have suffered significant losses in purchasing […]

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Picture: - A group of people taking a photo in a boardroom. Six people are sitting around the table, and four are standing behind them. One of the seated people is wearing a white t-shirt with the USW Pride logo. There is a TV behind the group mounted on the wall, showing a person wearing a blue shirt.

Steel Pride on the job

June 18, 2024 | News Articles

The new Steel Pride Working group kicked off its first meeting in December 2023, bringing together Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + (2SLGBTQIA+) Steelworkers from across the three Canadian districts. The initiative was born out of a resolution to the National Policy Conference in April 2023, which called on the union to […]

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A photo of four people wearing satefy gear and walking in a mine. There are mining equipments in the background spread around and large sandy surface. There is text on the top of the photo saying STEELWORKERS HUMANITY FUND UPDATE - June 2024. More text at the very bottom saying: FOLLOWING THE ILMENITE TRAIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF RIGHTS IN MADAGASCAR

Steelworkers Humanity Fund update – June 2024

June 13, 2024 | Publications

Following the ilmenite trail for the defence of rights in Madagascar Since 2019 the Steelworkers Humanity Fund (SHF) has been supporting a project aimed at strengthening union capacity and building solidarity with union partners representing employees at the QMM mine, which is owned by the multinational Rio Tinto. It is mostly ilmenite that is mined […]

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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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