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.

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.

August 1, 2018 - The 40th Vancouver Pride Parade is this Sunday, August 5, 2018! For our members interested in participating, Local 1944 will meet you at the Multi-Union Pride section, on the NW corner of Robson and Thurlow streets, by 1:15 pm.

Multi-Union Pride is a committee of labour activists organizing in our communities and workplaces on issues involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited and queer community.

The Pride Parade is a chance to recognize how far we have come and reflect on where we need to go from here to achieve equality for the LGBTQ2S+ community.

July 26, 2018 - USW Local 1944 is pleased to inform our members that after six months of negotiations, and a marathon 32-consecutive hour bargaining session, a tentative agreement was reached between Unit 60 Vancouver and Surrey certifications and Shaw Cable on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Full details of the tentative collective agreement will be sent to members of Unit 60 along with details of the upcoming ratification meetings.

July 26, 2017 - USW Local 1944 is excited for the upcoming NDP leadership race.

July 25, 2018 - The Unit 60 Shaw Bargaining Committee would like to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Shaw Cablesystems on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Further details will be communicated shortly.

"We want to thank the members of Unit 60 for the support that you have given the bargaining committee throughout this process. We couldn't have made it to this point without your solidarity," stated Lee Riggs, Chief Negotiator.

July 19, 2018 - Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1944 at Shaw Cable in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley have strongly voted in favor of strike action.