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Day of Mourning merchandise order form

Day of Mourning is approaching! Don’t forget to order your merchandise.

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Emergency Response Team (ERT)

The ERT offers caring and compassionate support to USW members, families and co-workers dealing with a workplace tragedy.

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New Worker Awareness program

The United Steelworkers is the health and safety union. Many workplace injuries and illnesses happen because a worker is new to a job and unaware of the hazards. Most injuries happen to new workers in their first three months on the job. Help new and young workers by sharing your knowledge and experience.

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The David Ellis Scholarship

Every year in Canada, 30 young workers are killed on the job. Another 40,000 are injured, many of them seriously. 

The David Ellis Scholarship is a health and safety scholarship award available to children and grandchildren of any Steelworker member. For 2021, District 3 Director Stephen Hunt, District 6 Director Marty Warren and District 5 Director Dominic Lemieux are offering five scholarships of $500 in each Canadian USW district to help selected high school students continue their education at university, college or another educational institution. The David Ellis Scholarship is part of the New Worker Awareness Program. 

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April 28th, National Day of Mourning

Every year on April 28th, the National Day of Mourning, your local unions in regions across Canada honour and remember all workers who have been killed or critically injured while on the job, including workers who have died from an occupational disease.

Health, safety & the environment photos

View the Health, Safety & the Environment photo gallery on Flickr.

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Featured resources

Report of the USW Task Force on Increasing Accessibility at Union Events

Booklets & Manuals
April 23, 2024
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Accessibility Checklist for USW Local Union Events

April 18, 2024
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What is Harassment?

Misc. Resources
July 28, 2022
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News

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Westray Act failing slain workers 20 years after adoption

May 9, 2024 | Media Releases

TORONTO – On May 9, 1992, 26 workers at the Westray mine in Pictou County, N.S., tragically lost their lives in an underground explosion due to corporate negligence towards workplace health and safety. The United Steelworkers union reiterates its demands for the full application of the Westray Act, which may hold employers criminally responsible for […]

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Eleven years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Canada’s unions honour victims and continue demands to improve conditions for workers

April 24, 2024 | Statements

April 24, 2024, marks 11 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This terrible and avoidable tragedy killed more than 1,134 workers and injured more than 2,600, unveiling the horrific conditions of work for millions of workers in an unregulated industry, not only in Bangladesh but in dozens of other countries as well.

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Safe work now! A call to action for April 28, the National Day of Mourning

April 23, 2024 | Statements

Every year on April 28 we gather to commemorate the National Day of Mourning. This day marks the day in 1914 the first Workers’ Compensation Act was adopted. We gather to mourn for the dead and to fight for the living. 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the Elliot Lake wildcat strike, where uranium miners […]

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Report of the USW Task Force on Increasing Accessibility at Union Events

Booklets & Manuals
April 23, 2024
Click to view Report of the USW Task Force on Increasing Accessibility at Union Events

Accessibility Checklist for USW Local Union Events

April 18, 2024
Click to view Accessibility Checklist for USW Local Union Events

Supporting good mental health: Practical steps for USW local unions

Booklets & Manuals
January 15, 2024
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Misc. Resources
December 12, 2023
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2021 Survey Results Regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Steelworkers

Reports
September 30, 2022
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What is Harassment?

Misc. Resources
July 28, 2022
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Federal Government Response to COVID-19

Reports • Research & Publications
June 30, 2022
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USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19

Booklets & Manuals • Reports • Research & Publications
June 30, 2022
Click to view USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19