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Hello members, We are thrilled to announce that our newly elected Local 1944 officers were installed on May 28th at our head office in Burnaby BC, commencing their three-year terms. This momentous occasion was marked by the presence of our District 3 Director, Scott Lunny, who joined us to witness the transition of leadership within our Local.
Hello Members, After 15 years of relentless advocacy and solidarity, Bill C-58, the federal anti-scab legislation, has passed its third reading and cleared its final hurdle in the House of Commons.
Once again this year, the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL), in collaboration with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will host students from across Alberta at their Winter School. The event is set to take place at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge from January 7 to 12, 2024.
 
USW Local 1944 is inviting its members to apply for attendance.
Local 1944 Members, Our brothers and sisters from Unit 60 working at Rogers Communications (formerly Shaw) in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley served 72-hour strike notice to their employer on Friday in an effort to achieve a fair collective agreement. After 26 days at the Table over the past nine months, Unit 60 members remain resolute in their refusal to live in a world where they can lose their jobs and watch contractors continue to do their work. The Strike Notice let the company know that we’d begin a series of rotating strikes next week.
Hello Members,
 
Get ready to join us for the Next Generation International Conference, March 3-8, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Westin Hotel.

October 23, 2023

 Brothers and Sisters,

 Today marks the end of the 21-day cooling-off period.

 At any moment now, a 72-hour strike or lockout notice could be issued by either party.

 Unit 60 members will recall that in 2018, as you sorted through giant company-issued Ziploc bags full of tools at our respective reporting stations, a tentative agreement was reached as the clock ran out on the conciliation process.

Tuesday October 17, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

On Thursday, October 12th, members of your Unit 60 Executive Board lit up the Rogers Tower at Metrotown.  A clear message was displayed for all to see telling Rogers we want careers, not contractors!  More job security, not less!

Dear Members, We have uploaded the new Telus 2023-2027 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). It is now accessible online. While we were eager to share both the English and French versions simultaneously, please note that the French copy is still undergoing final translation. Rest assured; we will promptly notify you as soon as it becomes available.

Steelworkers vote 99.6% to strike at Rogers Communications

In the heart of Philadelphia, a landmark event unfolded as thousands of dedicated union leaders from across the globe congregated for the 6th UNI Global Union World Congress. The United Steelworkers sent a small delegation of only seven people from the entire organization and our President, Donna Hokiro was thrilled to be included in the delegation represented USW Local 1944. We were honoured to be part of this prestigious gathering that marked a pivotal moment in the global labour movement.