Ontario

Telus.net Email Outage

August 22, 2019 - Your Local Union 1944 wishes to convey our gratitude to you for your phone calls into our offices regarding the Telus.net email outage. Rest assured our number one priority is your job and your job protection. Your Union has been in communication with Telus regarding their use of managers on the front lines. Naturally, we object to the use of management in customer-facing roles. 

Announcement from the Administrator for August 9, 2019 August 9, 2019 - I am pleased to announce that we have established a Grievance Committee for Local 1944. The creation of this new Committee is a key component of our overall Strategic Plan that was developed by President Isabelle Miller with the assistance of District 3 Director, Steve Hunt and myself.

 July 30, 2019 - Pride events are taking place until September. Our Local recognizes and supports the struggles of our LGBTQ members. All individuals should be treated as being equally deserving of respect, dignity and freedom. We must continue to change mentalities and build safe work environments for all of our members. Pride events are the opportunity to support human rights for all.

July 16, 2019 - Check out the latest release of our [email protected] magazine at http://1944.fyi/bn8qGH.

The July 2019 issue features articles on our Local’s 75th anniversary, good works from our LDS students, positive outcomes from our Hang Up on Abuse campaign, reports from members who attended the District 3 Summer School, members’ involvement in the labour movement, and more!

July 15, 2019 - There are only a few days left to submit your applications to Local 1944 scholarships.

June 24 - Check out the latest release of our [email protected] magazine at http://1944.fyi/zkcCaE.

The June 2019 issue features articles on the ratification by Unit 63 members of the tentative agreement with Stericycle, the Winnipeg General Strike, the National Women’s Committee, experiences from our LDS Level 1 students, portraits of our newly graduated Facilitators, members’ and retirees’ involvement in the labour movement, and more!

June 11, 2019 - Every year, USW Local 1944 offers three educational scholarships of $750 and four scholarships of $1,000 for any post-secondary institution, to children of union members graduating from high school.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

June 6, 2019 - As we are all aware, Alberta is experiencing wildfires along with Northern Ontario.

Current wildfires out of control in Alberta are:

  • High Level: 275,000 ha and 24,000 ha
  • Slave Lake region: 239,000 ha
  • Peace River Region: 56,000 ha

(For comparison, the 2016 Fort McMurray fire was 84,984 ha.)

Current wildfires out of control in Northern Ontario are:

As we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, there are several lessons to be learned from this historic moment of Canada’s labour movement. Much of what workers were fighting for 100 years ago we need to keep fighting for today. With newly elected Conservative governments in Ontario and Alberta, we mustn’t take our rights for granted. Understanding how events unfolded in 1919 can prepare us for securing a better future.

May 17, 2019 - Check out the latest release of our [email protected] magazine at http://1944.fyi/a5QbNu.

The May 2019 issue features articles on the Alberta Federation of Labour Convention 2019, Telus DHT Conversion Canvass, Experiences from the USW National Policy Conference, reports from our workplaces, members’ involvement in our Local and in the labour movement, and more!