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Raising the bar on women’s health and safety

Most workplaces and safety equipment have been designed to suit male workers. When we take women into account, we make workplaces safer. Steelworkers pride ourselves on being the health and safety union. Women of Steel are pointing to hazards and health issues they face as women workers. Let’s make women’s health and safety issues a priority for action!

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Historic day for health care in Canada: pharmacare

February 23, 2024 | Media Releases

Today marks a historic day for health care in Canada, as an agreement between the Liberal government and the NDP on Pharmacare is confirmed. The steadfast efforts by the NDP will now pave the way for a universal national pharmacare program and represents an important step towards equitable access to prescription drugs for all Canadians. For many years, Steelworkers, with the broader labour movement, have worked with the NDP to push for a universal, single-payer pharmacare plan, that would reduce the burden of expensive, inaccessible prescription drugs for Canadians. The bill, to be tabled shortly, will establish the framework for a national Pharmacare program and will also introduce, in the short term, new coverage for contraception and diabetes treatment, addressing the urgent health care needs of Canadians.

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B.C. budget aimed at affordability and priorities of working British Columbians

February 23, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) commends the B.C. government for continuing to invest in health and mental health, housing, affordability and important infrastructure around the province. “Our members, like all British Columbians, feel the impact of increasing costs of living amid a slowing global economy. The government has it right by continuing to direct spending […]

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Ontario workers win against the Ford government’s unconstitutional Bill 124

February 12, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers (USW) union applauds the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal today holding that the Ford government’s Bill 124 is unconstitutional in relation to unionized employees. This is a victory and justice served for Ontario unionized workers, their families and the labour movement.

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USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19

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June 30, 2022
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Health and Safety During COVID-19

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June 29, 2022
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Workplace Issues During COVID-19

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June 29, 2022
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Procedure for a Work Refusal

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June 29, 2022
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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) info

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June 29, 2022
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Federal Work Refusal Process

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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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Employment Insurance Work-Sharing Program

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