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October 13, 2020 - The 2020 Provincial Election is now underway in British Columbia. This election, there are more ways to vote than ever:

September 28, 2020 - The BC Federation of Labour is holding its 59th Constitutional Convention, on November 24, 25 and 26, 2020.

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. 

April 17, 2020 - USW Local 1944 is committed to assisting members with tuition relief through 7 scholarship opportunities to children of union members graduating from high school. Every year, the Local Union offers 3 educational scholarships of $750 and 4 scholarships of $1,000 for any post-secondary public institution.

Requirements

The following requirements must be met:

April 15, 2020 - Last week, Shaw Cablesystems notified the Union that they intended to downsize their workforce under our Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford collective agreements. They proposed to do this through a voluntary exit package.

March 11, 2020 - Following the three previous Share Hope campaigns that were organized in December 2017, August 2018 and November 2018, Unit 51 in Burnaby is organizing another Share Hope action this month.