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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.

May 30, 2018 - Members expressed their concerns about the USW Local 1944 Election, conducted on April 19, 2018. USW wishes to provide both an explanation and an update on this election procedure.

May 30, 2018 - The USW will be holding its District 6 Conference on the theme “Power Up – Don’t stop, until you’ve changed the world!”.

It will be held in Blue Mountain, Ontario, on September 4 - 8, 2018. The Conference will start with registration on Tuesday, September 4th and continue until noon on Saturday, September 8th.

May 29, 2018 - The USW will be holding its International Women's Conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on October 14-17, 2018. The Conference will start with registration on Sunday, October 14th and continue until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17th.

This year, the Conference's theme is "Women of Steel - A Call to Action". It will focus on skills enhancement, global solidarity and strengthening the labour movement, all of which contribute to your Local Union's capacity to better serve the membership, influence politics and legislation, and strengthen the labour movement as a whole. The program will include high profile motivational speakers from the US and Canada along with women from countries and unions where the USW is forming global alliances. Participants will have the opportunity to choose among many skill-building workshops.

May 29, 2018 - Every year, USW Local 1944 offers three educational scholarships of $750 and four scholarships of $1,000 to children of union members graduating from high school.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be a child of an active member of USW Local 1944;
  • Applicant must be graduating from grade 12;
  • Applicant must be registering for courses at a public post-secondary institution.

May 25, 2018 - Ontario’s Election day is June 7, 2018. This is a crucial election and a chance to elect a labour-friendly government who will represent the voices of Ontarians. For this reason, it is imperative that we all make our voices heard by going out and voting for Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP.

Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP are fighting for a fairer, more just, and more equal Ontario, with plans to improve Pharmacare, education, and the cost of living. You can take action today on the issues that matter to Ontario by adding your name to create progressive change in your province.

May 16, 2018 - The USW Local 1944 Executive Board met on Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. During this meeting, the Local Union Election Tellers presented their report of the recent 2018 Local Union Officers and Unit Official Elections.

May 3, 2018 - Telus is holding its Annual General Meeting at 8:30 am (PT), Thursday, May 10th at Telus Garden, 5th Floor, 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

May 1, 2018 - In May, we celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Canada, a time to honour and connect our diverse communities, and learn from each other.

Asian immigration in Canada started more than 150 years ago, when Chinese workers arrived on the west coast to help with the construction of the railways that contributed in the building of Canada as a nation. They worked under terrible conditions for ridiculously low pay. People of Asian descent were subjected to discrimination and had to fight for human rights and social justice in Canada. May is a month to reflect on these diverse struggles.