January 20, 2020 - Recently an internal communication was sent to members by Telus management with explanations for the dramatic increase in complaints filed against Telus to the CCTS (Commis

January 17, 2020 - Members of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) are invited to apply to attend the USW Third National Gathering of Indigenous Steelworkers, that will take place on April 15-16 in Toronto, Ontario. 

January 10, 2020 - Unionized Ledcor (LTS) Employees in BC, unionized with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 213, have been on strike since October 1st 2019. USW Local 1944 wholeheartedly supports IBEW 213 strikers as they try to gain a respectful first Collective Agreement.

September 13, 2019 - Earlier this week, 91 members in Units 207 and 213 from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, received a letter advising them of a grievance resolution that applies to their work group, providing for a lump sum payout of $1,000 each.

 September 3, 2019 - Further to our announcement of Donna Hokiro as Temporary Acting President of Local 1944, we are pleased to advise that Pierre-Luc Dick, the current Regional Executive Officer for Quebec, has accepted our invitation to step up and take on the role as Acting Vice-President to assist Donna in her new activities. Further, we are pleased to advise that Robert J. Briza agreed to assume the role of Acting Regional Executive Officer for Quebec.

In Solidarity,

August 30, 2019 - We wish to advise everyone that Donna Hokiro has been appointed Temporary Acting President of Local 1944 during Isabelle Miller’s absence. Further announcements will be made next week as we backfill additional vacancies. During this period, we shall do everything to ensure that our members receive the service that they expect and deserve.

In Solidarity,

Ron Wyatt                   Mark Rowlinson
Administrator             Co-Administrator

August 30, 2019 - On Monday, September 2, 2019, and throughout the weekend, we celebrate Labour Day. Let’s remember what Canadian labour rights we all owe to Union activism: safer workplaces, maternity and paternity leave, medical care, weekends, paid vacation, unemployment insurance, better public pensions, and a recent ban on asbestos, among so many other achievements. Take a moment to imagine how your working conditions would be if there had been no union to fight for them. 

Announcement from the Administrator for August 9, 2019 August 9, 2019 - I am pleased to announce that we have established a Grievance Committee for Local 1944. The creation of this new Committee is a key component of our overall Strategic Plan that was developed by President Isabelle Miller with the assistance of District 3 Director, Steve Hunt and myself.

 July 30, 2019 - Pride events are taking place until September. Our Local recognizes and supports the struggles of our LGBTQ members. All individuals should be treated as being equally deserving of respect, dignity and freedom. We must continue to change mentalities and build safe work environments for all of our members. Pride events are the opportunity to support human rights for all.

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

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.