News

December 7, 2018 - The deadline to apply to the new District 6 Mentorship Program is Monday, December 31, 2018.

December 6, 2018 - On December 6, 1989, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered simply because they were born women.

December 4, 2018 - The USW is pleased to work with Local 1944 to offer Shop Steward Level 1 courses in Montreal and Rimouski. The rescheduled Montreal course will now be held March 25–26, 2019 and the rescheduled Rimouski course will be held March 28–29, 2019.

August 27, 2018 - On Monday, September 3, 2018, USW Local 1944 will be participating in the Vancouver “Labour Day at the PNE” rally, organized by the Vancouver and District Labour Council. 

August 17, 2018 - The 34th Montréal Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018. 

August 16, 2018 - The USW Local 1944 Health and Safety Committee would like to alert members to the potential dangers of airborne particulate being caused by forest fires.

The Canada Labour Code defines “danger” as “any hazard, condition or activity that could reasonably be expected to be an imminent or serious threat to the life or health of a person exposed to it before the hazard or condition can be corrected or the activity altered.”

The Provinces of BC and Alberta have issued Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Advisories as a result of the forest fires burning in BC and the North West United States.

August 15, 2018 - The District 6 Fall School will be held on November 4-9, 2018 at Fern Resort, Orillia, Ontario. USW Local 1944 will be selecting up to three rank and file members to attend the D6 Fall School. In addition, District 6 has awarded our Local with one scholarship to support a member's participation.

Available courses:

Co-investigations: Principles and Application for Joint Investigations

This course is ideal for union members who sit on joint committees related to human rights, and workplace harassment, sexual harassment and violence. Joint committees are sometimes asked to co-investigate complaints.

August 13, 2018 - The USW will be holding its 2018 District 3 Conference on the theme "Our Unity. Our Strength". It will be held in Kamloops, BC, at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre, from October 30 to November 1, 2018.

The conference will include workshops (please see list below), speakers and lots of discussion on the issues important to Steelworkers across the District.
 
USW Local 1944 will be selecting an additional 3 Unit Vice-Chairs to attend the District 3 Conference.

August 10, 2018 - Yesterday, Thursday, August 9, 2018, Unit 60 members from the Vancouver/Richmond and Surrey/Langley certifications attended a ratification meeting in Burnaby, BC.

Results of the ratification vote for the proposed USW Local 1944-Shaw Vancouver and Surrey Collective Agreements have been tabulated and the agreements have been ratified. They will be signed by the Local Union and the Company and will be effective, upon signing, from March 24, 2018 to March 23, 2023.

Unit 60 members were asked to vote “Yes” or “No” to the question “Are you in favour of ratifying the tentative Collective Agreement reached on July 25, 2018?”

August 9, 2018 - USW Local 1944 is proud to release the Summer 2018 edition of The Transmitter online. The publication can be found at: Transmitter - Summer 2018.

In this issue, you will find the following highlights:

  • Women’s Marches
  • Women of Steel spread hope in Surrey
  • Unit 60 Shaw Bargaining Update
  • Winter coat and sleeping bag drive in Kamloops
  • Giving back in Nelson
  • Coming together in Toronto
  • District 3 Alberta government lobby
  • AFL Brunch in Edmonton
  • Celebrating Pink Shirt Day
  • Remembering Brenda Forward
  • CBTU Convention

August 3, 2018 - Good news for our members who have children graduating from Grade 12: the application deadline for USW Local 1944's Annual Scholarships has been extended to Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

There are three scholarships of $750 and four scholarships of $1,000. These scholarships are open to all members' children attending any post-secondary institution.