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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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Bill 25 and “Rising Tide” Haida Title Lands Agreement a major step forward: Steelworkers

May 16, 2024 | Media Releases

The United Steelworkers union (USW) District 3 is committed to reconciliation with B.C. First Nations and supports Bill 25, Haida Nation Recognition Amendment Act, 2024. The “Rising Tide” Haida Title Lands Agreement is a major step forward. “We acknowledge our role in addressing the legacy of colonialism and we support the B.C. government doing the […]

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A graphic showing the monument of Westray Miners Memorial Park in the background, and text saying: 32 years since the Westray mine explosion. No more Westrays, May 9, 1992 - May 9, 2024

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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Steelworkers Vote 2024 – B.C. and Saskatchewan elections

April 29, 2024 | District 3 memo

To: District 3 locals, District 3 staff and support staff From: Scott Lunny, Director Re: Steelworkers Vote 2024 – B.C. and Saskatchewan elections Dear locals, This past year, Steelworkers played an important role in electing Wab Kinew as the Premier of Manitoba, winning two by-elections in Saskatchewan and helping elect the largest NDP opposition caucus […]

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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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