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July 15, 2019 - There are only a few days left to submit your applications to Local 1944 scholarships.

June 12, 2019 - Yesterday, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Unit 63 members from the Stericycle certification attended two ratification meetings in Richmond, BC.

June 11, 2019 - Every year, USW Local 1944 offers three educational scholarships of $750 and four scholarships of $1,000 for any post-secondary institutio

July 12, 2019 - As stated in Bargaining Update #6, the parties announced that the membership ratified a renewed collective agreement. Once the agreement was ratified by the membership, the parties both reviewed the changes prior to printing and made sure that they are in agreement that their bargained intentions are accurately reflected. 

June 6, 2019 - As we are all aware, Alberta is experiencing wildfires along with Northern Ontario.

Current wildfires out of control in Alberta are:

  • High Level: 275,000 ha and 24,000 ha
  • Slave Lake region: 239,000 ha
  • Peace River Region: 56,000 ha

(For comparison, the 2016 Fort McMurray fire was 84,984 ha.)

Current wildfires out of control in Northern Ontario are:

As we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, there are several lessons to be learned from this historic moment of Canada’s labour movement. Much of what workers were fighting for 100 years ago we need to keep fighting for today. With newly elected Conservative governments in Ontario and Alberta, we mustn’t take our rights for granted. Understanding how events unfolded in 1919 can prepare us for securing a better future.

May 16, 2019 - The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) is calling a Day of Action this Wednesday for leafleting and petition collection about the province’s child care cuts at child care centres all across Ontario.

Wednesday, May 22nd, especially at drop-off time 7:45am-9:00am.

May 1, 2019 - May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In 2019, there is still tremendous progress to be made to achieve diversity and inclusivity in our workplaces. To this day, Asian communities living in Canada continue to face individual and institutional racism, Islamophobia and ongoing socioeconomic struggles.

April 30, 2019 - Telus is holding its Annual General Meeting Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:30 am (PT) at Telus Garden, 5th floor, 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

April 30, 2019 - A march is scheduled in Montréal on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, for International Labour Day. The march will start at 6:00 pm from the Park metro station (at the corner of Avenue du Parc and Jean-Talon). Among other demands, the march will support these crucial demands:

April 26, 2019 - April 28 is the National Day of Mourning. On this day, we dedicate a moment to honour the workers killed, injured or made ill by their job. As some Canadians’ governments are currently rolling back workers’ protections, the National Day of Mourning is a reminder that many of these occupational accidents are the direct consequence of employers putting profit-before-people.