News Manufacturing Metals General
December 4, 2020  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 18, 2019  

Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers

No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
September 4, 2019  

Interfor closes BC sawmill in latest blow for trouble lumber industry

Shutdown will be complete by the end of 2019, after the mill’s remaining log and lumber inventories have been processed and shipped.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 30, 2019  

New worker safety review underway seven years after BC mill explosions

USW says previous inquiries into explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills raised more questions than answers.

News Manufacturing Metals General Production
January 12, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing General
November 29, 2017  

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.

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June 16, 2017  

Calgary Evraz workers vote to strike during contract negotiations

Workers and management hit sticking points on pension benefits and wages during contract negotiations.

News Manufacturing Metals Business Operations General Operations Production
June 8, 2017  

Steelworkers ratify agreements in Stelco restructuring

New contracts maintain wages, benefits, pensions and other terms for 540 USW members.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
December 8, 2016  

Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal

Chuck Jones told The Washington Post that Trump lied about how many jobs were saved by the deal.

News General
May 3, 2016  

Evraz steelworkers in Regina receive layoff notices

Unfairly traded and subsidized steel pipe imports, and slowing pipeline demand blamed.

News Government Manufacturing Metals Economy General
April 25, 2016  

United Steelworkers suspends petition seeking aluminum tariff

USW’s international president Leo Gerard said the union decided to back off on the issue.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General Operations Production
November 12, 2015  

USW calls on Trudeau, Wynne to act on deepening steel industry crisis

Union says ongoing problems at Essar Algoma, US Steel threatening up to 100,000 industry jobs.

News Manufacturing Metals Business Operations General
July 20, 2015  

Crown Metal Packaging strike ends after 22 months

Employees ratify six-year deal that guarantees a return to their jobs.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Operations Production
July 10, 2015  

Tentative deal announced in Toronto beer can plant strike

The 22-month long strike involves 130 employees represented by the USW.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
June 19, 2015  

Union says labour law violations prolonging 21-month strike

Ontario commissioned report reveals contention over whether workers will return to work once a collective agreement is negotiated.