Quebec and Maritimes

Hello members, We are thrilled to announce that our newly elected Local 1944 officers were installed on May 28th at our head office in Burnaby BC, commencing their three-year terms. This momentous occasion was marked by the presence of our District 3 Director, Scott Lunny, who joined us to witness the transition of leadership within our Local.
Hello Members, After 15 years of relentless advocacy and solidarity, Bill C-58, the federal anti-scab legislation, has passed its third reading and cleared its final hurdle in the House of Commons.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024, members of the USW Local 1944 will be electing the Local Union Officers and Unit Officials.
 
The vote will be occurring between the hours of 5:00 am and 8:00 pm (Pacific Time).
 
This will be a secret ballot electronic vote and your vote will remain confidential.
 
Hello members,
 
The Raising the Bar project was initiated from discussions at unit meetings on Vancouver Island and in the Interior of British Columbia. Women of the Craft shared their experiences and challenges, sparking immediate action from our leadership. President Donna Hokiro, having attended these meetings, recognized the urgency of these issues.
Hello Members,
 
As previously mentioned, the election for USW Local 1944 Local Union Officers and Unit Officials for 2024 is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 23rd, through electronic ballot.
 
Nominations were held during the Unit Meetings in March, and have since been reviewed by the rank-
Hello members,
 
We are excited to spotlight a unique opportunity for our women members to amplify their leadership skills and presence within the labour movement. The acclaimed "Women in Leadership" program is launching a special Spring 2024 session due to its high demand and success.
Thursday, the final day of our Local Union Delegated Meeting, began with reports from the Women of Steel Committee, the NextGen Committee, the Civil and Human Rights Committee and the Political Action Committee.
Day 2 of our Local Union Delegated Meeting kicked off in Montreal Wednesday with the Resolutions Committee addressing the delegates.
 
The Resolutions Committee received 16 resolutions from 8 different units and one recommendation from the Executive Board for a total of 17 resolutions.
Hello Members,
On this day, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we are reminded of our collective responsibility to work toward ending all forms of racism. Despite progress over the decades, the battle against racial discrimination continues, particularly for Indigenous peoples, racialised, and religious minority communities across Canada.