Quebec and Maritimes

Once again this year, the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL), in collaboration with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will host students from across Alberta at their Winter School. The event is set to take place at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge from January 7 to 12, 2024.
USW Local 1944 is inviting its members to apply for attendance.
Local 1944 Members, Our brothers and sisters from Unit 60 working at Rogers Communications (formerly Shaw) in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley served 72-hour strike notice to their employer on Friday in an effort to achieve a fair collective agreement. After 26 days at the Table over the past nine months, Unit 60 members remain resolute in their refusal to live in a world where they can lose their jobs and watch contractors continue to do their work. The Strike Notice let the company know that we’d begin a series of rotating strikes next week.
Hello Members,
Get ready to join us for the Next Generation International Conference, March 3-8, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Westin Hotel.

Tuesday October 17, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

On Thursday, October 12th, members of your Unit 60 Executive Board lit up the Rogers Tower at Metrotown.  A clear message was displayed for all to see telling Rogers we want careers, not contractors!  More job security, not less!

Dear Members, We have uploaded the new Telus 2023-2027 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). It is now accessible online. While we were eager to share both the English and French versions simultaneously, please note that the French copy is still undergoing final translation. Rest assured; we will promptly notify you as soon as it becomes available.

Steelworkers vote 99.6% to strike at Rogers Communications

In the heart of Philadelphia, a landmark event unfolded as thousands of dedicated union leaders from across the globe congregated for the 6th UNI Global Union World Congress. The United Steelworkers sent a small delegation of only seven people from the entire organization and our President, Donna Hokiro was thrilled to be included in the delegation represented USW Local 1944. We were honoured to be part of this prestigious gathering that marked a pivotal moment in the global labour movement.

Labour Day offers us the chance to applaud the remarkable achievements of Canadian workers, to recognize the invaluable contributions of labour towards forging a brighter nation. Think of the five-day work week, pensions, employment insurance, parental leave, and occupational health and safety standards – all fruits of labour's labour!

Unions, our driving force, persist in securing equitable wages, benefits, and working conditions. These form the cornerstone of a just and thriving Canadian society.

By Donna Hokiro, president, Local 1944, United Steelworkers Union By now, many, if not most Canadians are familiar with the ubiquitous ads propagated for so long by telecommunications giant Telus Corp.
In a powerful display of determination and unity, USW Local 1944 is stepping up its efforts to protect Canadian jobs and confront the alarming erosion of our collective bargaining unit. In a partnership with the USW Canadian National Office, Local 1944 is taking the fight directly to the most powerful person in the country, Prime Minister Trudeau.