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July 9, 2020 - The Local Union received a favourable arbitration award on June 29, 2020, reinstating a terminated member, in a case led by one of our Loca

July 2, 2020 - On Friday, the Union was notified by Telus that a member had

June 30, 2020 - Hello Brothers and Sisters,

June 26, 2020 - A November 27, 2019 hotline communicated the Union’s intent to seek a ruling from the Arbitrator over the Company’s proposed compensation to our members, stemming from the Arbitrator deciding the Concierge grievance in our favour.

June 16, 2020 - On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that their 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ+ employees from being discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status. FINALLY!

In Canada, these rights have been recognized for the last TWENTY-TWO years. In 1998, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Vriend V Alberta that irrespective of sexual identity, or expression, employers could not discriminate.

June 5, 2020 - USW Local 1944 stands in solidarity with the unprecedented groundswell of protest taking place internationally against the systemic racism faced by Black citizens, in particular from police.

June 1, 2020 - During these unprecedented times it is tremendously important for members to communicate with the union and that the union communicates with its members. One fundamental role the Union has is to advocate for improved working conditions on behalf of its members.

We are all impacted by the effects of COVID-19, personally and at work. We are asking that you provide your Union a better sense of how you are being affected, so that we can improve our efforts to help.

May 8, 2020 - Hello Sisters, the Women of Steel Committees of District 3 (Alberta and British Columbia) and District 6 (Ontario) are holding 3 virtual panel discussions this month. We encourage you to seize this opportunity to connect with sisters from diverse backgrounds. 

Virtual panel discussion on COVID-19 for Ontario – May 11, 2020

Join the USW District 6 Women’s Committee for a virtual panel discussion on COVID-19, on Monday, May 11th, at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

April 29, 2020 - Your Union is grieving Shaw’s recent lay-off action on several fronts, as the company conducted the lay-off in a manner that contradicts the Collective Agreement in several ways.

April 29, 2020 - Telus is holding its Annual General Meeting virtually this year, via live audio webcast on Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 am, Pacific Time.

April 23, 2020 - For the attention of our members at Shaw: 

Recently you will have heard in the news that last quarter your employer, Shaw, posted their profit numbers at approximately $155 MILLION. This would normally be reason to celebrate, but unfortunately, Shaw has decided to take this opportunity to downsize their workforce, unfortunately including some of our members of Unit 60.