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.

July 18, 2018 - As USW Local 1944 is now under administration, here is brief introduction to the administration team:

July 11, 2018 - USW Local 1944 members have 21 days left to send their applications for USW Local 1944's Annual Scholarships. 

July 9, 2018 - To prepare a JEMS (Job Evaluation) request to review the Client Care Rep IV Service 2.0 position, USW Local 1944 has developed a survey that can be completed online.

June 29, 2018 - Canada Day is a time of celebration from coast to coast.Today we celebrate the 151st anniversary of Canada as we know it, since the signing of Confederation on July 1, 1867. We celebrate our culture, our diverse communities, and our values as Canadian citizens.
 
On this day, calling Canada home is something we can be proud of. We live in a forward-thinking country whose natural beauty and vibrant cities are only surpassed by its imaginative and multicultural people. As we reflect on Canada's diverse history and achievements, we acknowledge our fellow Canadians and imagine what our collective future can hold.

June 27, 2018 - Further to the June 14, 2018 Hotline advising that Local 1944 is being placed under temporary emergency administration,

June 27, 2018 - The Administrators of Local 1944 have begun their review of the April 19, 2018 elections.

June 15, 2018 - June 21st is National Indigenous Day. Local 1944 invites all our members to recognize and celebrate the heritage and culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in our communities.

"On June 21, as we should do so on any other day, we acknowledge that many of our workplaces are located on Indigenous land," said Lee Riggs, President of USW Local 1944. "National Indigenous Day is also an opportunity to reflect on the dark legacy of residential schools and to honour the survivors. Our duty, as a union, is to advance our members' rights, inside and outside of the workplace. On National Indigenous Day, let's renew our commitment to pressure our governments for overdue equitable policies favourable to our Indigenous communities."

June 14, 2018 - On June 12, 2018, the USW International addressed a letter to officially inform our membership that Local 1944 is being placed under temporary emergency administration.