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Another worker killed on the job – where is Doug Ford?

June 17, 2022 | News Articles

During the Ontario election campaign, a grinning, glad-handing Doug Ford sought every photo op he could with workers, claiming he was on their side. It was all a sham, of course, with the Ford government already demonstrating a callous indifference to workers and families who need them most – those grieving outrageous, preventable workplace deaths. […]

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Airport security screeners demand better working conditions and respect from federal government

June 17, 2022 | Media Releases

OTTAWA – Beginning Monday, June 20, security screening officers at 42 airports across Canada will be wearing street clothes on the job to draw attention to longstanding concerns over substandard pay, working conditions and disrespect from the federal government. WHO: Airport security screening officers, members of the United Steelworkers WHAT: “Casual Monday,” with security officers […]

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Security screeners launch Casual Monday action at airports across Canada

June 17, 2022 | News Articles

On Monday, June 20, 2022, security screening officers at 42 airports across Canada will wear street clothes on the job to draw attention to longstanding concerns over substandard pay, working conditions and disrespect from the federal government. Security screeners, members of the United Steelworkers union (USW), will be participating in “Casual Monday” at airports in […]

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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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What is Harassment?

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July 28, 2022
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Federal Government Response to COVID-19

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June 30, 2022
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USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19

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June 30, 2022
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Image for Another worker killed on the job – where is Doug Ford?

Another worker killed on the job – where is Doug Ford?

June 17, 2022 | News Articles

During the Ontario election campaign, a grinning, glad-handing Doug Ford sought every photo op he could with workers, claiming he was on their side. It was all a sham, of course, with the Ford government already demonstrating a callous indifference to workers and families who need them most – those grieving outrageous, preventable workplace deaths. […]

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Image for Airport security screeners demand better working conditions and respect from federal government

Airport security screeners demand better working conditions and respect from federal government

June 17, 2022 | Media Releases

OTTAWA – Beginning Monday, June 20, security screening officers at 42 airports across Canada will be wearing street clothes on the job to draw attention to longstanding concerns over substandard pay, working conditions and disrespect from the federal government. WHO: Airport security screening officers, members of the United Steelworkers WHAT: “Casual Monday,” with security officers […]

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Image for Security screeners launch Casual Monday action at airports across Canada

Security screeners launch Casual Monday action at airports across Canada

June 17, 2022 | News Articles

On Monday, June 20, 2022, security screening officers at 42 airports across Canada will wear street clothes on the job to draw attention to longstanding concerns over substandard pay, working conditions and disrespect from the federal government. Security screeners, members of the United Steelworkers union (USW), will be participating in “Casual Monday” at airports in […]

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2021 Survey Results Regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Steelworkers

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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

Health and Safety During COVID-19

Reports • Research & Publications
June 29, 2022
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Day of Mourning and COVID-19

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June 29, 2022
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COVID-19 and Recent Legislation on Leaves of Absence

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June 29, 2022
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Covid-19 Health & Safety Complaints and Work Refusals in Ontario: A Letter to the Minister of Labour

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June 29, 2022
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