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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,

November 29, 2019 - USW Local 1944 is pleased to announce the launching of your online store on the shopping platform Shopify. It’s never been easier to buy a comfy Local 1944 t-shirts, a snazzy hat, a beautiful Women of Steel scarf or keychain. What better way to support your Union in the workplace than to wear your colours on the job.

Visit our online store at https://shopusw1944.ca.

November 28, 2019 - The UCP government is holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 30, 2019, in Calgary, at The Westin Calgary Airport. And outside, union and non-union workers alike will be protesting to say NO to austerity measures, NO to broken promises and NO to attacks on democracy from the UCP government.

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 – From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm MST
Where: outside The Westin Calgary Airport, Aero Crescent Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 7Y5

November 27, 2019 - As we have communicated to members previously, the Union filed grievances in 2013 and 2014 asserting that “Concierge” Reps had been underpaid by Telus due to an incorrect wage categorization of their job. In December 2018, the Union won this grievance at arbitration, and the arbitrator ordered Telus to compensate former Concierge agents at the proper wage rate.

November 12, 2019 - This is a reminder that the following provisions exist in our Local 1944 By-Laws:

Local 1944 By-Law Article IV 

“Section 5. No member shall be eligible for election as a Local Union Officer or election to a Unit position in any regular election or election to fill a vacancy unless:

November 8, 2019 - Three years ago, Shaw Cablesystems laid off 54 of our members in violation of the collective agreement and the TFR (Technical Field Representative) classification. By doing so, the company deliberately trampled on the seniority list. 

To this day, the Union is still battling through the arbitration process. More meetings with the company are scheduled in the new year.

November 5, 2019 - “I was at the legislature late into the night on Wednesday, October 30, listening to debate of Bills 20 and 21 at second reading,” said Acting President Donna Hokiro. “UCP’s broken promises are going to hurt a lot, especially to those most vulnerable. We, regular workers, will be left to pay for the government’s giveaways to the rich."

October 25, 2019 - On October 23 and 24, 2019, meetings were held in Langley and Burnaby respectively for Unit 60 members under the Vancouver/Richmond, Surrey/Langley and Abbotsford Shaw Collective Agreements. The purpose of these meetings was to discuss and vote upon a proposal to change the financial institution that members’ RRSP funds would be initially deposited at to the Bank of Montreal.

Each of the three Unit 60 bargaining units (Vancouver/Richmond, Surrey/Langley, and Abbotsford) decide independently whether the change is ratified for that bargaining unit alone.

October 18, 2019 - USW Local 1944 endorses the NDP in the Federal Election. The reason is simple: the NDP is the only party that will properly invest in services that people need, make life and housing more affordable, implement pharmacare and affordable child care, protect and improve public and private pension plans, and address the climate issue while creating sustainable jobs.