News

February 14, 2019 - Dear members,

Several of you have shared your displeasure regarding the format of your regular unit meetings. Some points raised were with respect to the structure of the meetings themselves, the frequency or lack thereof, the desire to be able to participate by other means if you’re not physically able to attend, and so on.

January 30, 2019 - Today, Local 1944 Executive Board members were sworn-in at the Leo W. Gerard Union Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Congratulations are extended to the new Executive Board.

February 1, 2019 - Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the contributions of the black community throughout the country.

September 13, 2018 - ‘Steelworkers Mentoring Steelworkers’ is a brand-new program launched by USW District 6.

September 12, 2018 - The USW is pleased to work with Local 1944 to offer Shop Steward Level 1 courses across Canada. Registration for Level 1 is now available for November and December 2018 classes.

August 31, 2018 - On Monday, September 3, 2018, we celebrate Labour Day. We remember and give thanks for what unions have done to shape Canadian working conditions and labour rights.

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.