Regina’s Evraz steel mill hit with 500 layoffs, slow demand
Steel industry is struggling because projects are being built with cheaper steel obtained offshore.
Quebec aluminum smelter lockout comes at perilous time
Industry association head cites potential instability in the US over NAFTA’s future while auto and housing sectors slow.
Steelworkers reach a labour deal with Scapa Tapes in Renfrew
New contract includes 2% annual wage increases, higher shift premiums, introduction of a millwright apprenticeship program.
Saskatchewan groups opposed to federal carbon tax
Construction group, steelworkers union, taxpayers say it will hurt Western Canada.
Evraz steelworkers in Regina receive layoff notices
Unfairly traded and subsidized steel pipe imports, and slowing pipeline demand blamed.
Aluminum battle brews over US union’s call for tariffs
Steelworkers claim unwrought aluminum has decimated the American industry and jobs.
USW, TWU merger vote falls short
The unions will maintain their strategic alliance, which they’ve shared since 2010.
Steelworkers union secures 98% strike mandate at AltaSteel
The union says AltaSteel is making extreme demands and trying to undercut union representation.
UPDATE: Lake Erie Works steelworkers vote no to final US Steel contract
US Steel posts Q2 $79 million loss, blames labour dispute and a slow economy.
US Steel to lock out Nanticoke workers
Final contract offer rejected by 70% of Steelworkers Local 8782.