March 12, 2021 - If you have been trained to take appointments for the vaccination clinics and are inside the bargaining unit, you DO NOT have to do unpaid work, including system start-up, prior to the start of your shift. No discipline will be forthcoming if you refuse.

March 9, 2021 - On March 5th, 2021, a tentative agreement with Shaw was reached by our Abbotsford bargaining team, who endorsed the agreement and strongly recommended that members support its ratification.

March 8, 2021 - Today is International Women’s Day. Women have been paying a heavy price since the beginning of the pandemic-induced recession; they have suffered from increased gender inequality in the labour force and increased domestic violence. Many women workers have experienced burnout and mental health issues in the past year, with so many competing stresses to deal with.

Education and Networks for Women

March 4, 2021 - The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will be holding its 3-day Convention virtually, on June 16-18, 2021, using an interactive and secure online platform. Delegates will be able to elect leadership through secure voting, discuss policy through live moderated debate, and determine the actions that will set the agenda for Canada’s labour movement. 

February 16, 2021 - Given the success and the record time with which the February Virtual Shop Steward Level 1 classes filled up, Local 1944 is excited to announce 3 new classes in April and May. We are very pleased with the excitement members have shown for the training, and we thank all of those who already have stepped up to get involved in their Local Union. 

Please note that you can only sign up for one class, and once you have signed up for one class, you can only change this for another class with the approval of the Union.

February 9, 2021 - The 2021 USW Local 1944 Election of Local Union Officers and Unit Officials will be held on Thursday April 22, from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm (Pacific Time), by electronic ballot.

February 4, 2021 - The Union has heard from call centre agents that there were issues with Christmas 2020 Holiday coding (please refer to the Acting President’s Messages on January 8 and

February 3, 2021 - I wish to inform you that Denise Chisholm has resigned from the Local 1944 Executive Board owing to personal reasons. We are grateful for all of the many years of activism that Denise has given to our Local. There are few areas of membership representation that Denise has not turned her skills and effort to. She served for almost an entire two terms as a Regional Executive Officer for BC.

February 1, 2021 - We are very excited to announce USW Local 1944’s first ever program of cross-country, VIRTUAL Shop Steward Level 1 training, using a brand new, practical curriculum created specifically for Local 1944’s unique needs.

It is a 3-day course, developed between USW Local 1944 and the USW Canadian National Office, and is facilitated by a combination of Local 1944 and USW instructors.