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12 Apr


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2019 NDP MOTION PASSES: FINANCE MINISTER MUST IMPLEMENT STEEL SAFEGUARD MEASURES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE OTTAWA – Today, in the House of Commons, an NDP motion calling on the Minister of Finance to implement permanent ...

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11 Mar

USW Works to Safeguard Canadian Steel Jobs

USW is part of a coordinated industry effort to preserve good Canadian jobs in the steel sector, calling on the federal government to keep current steel industry safeguards in place. “We need decisive action by this government to preserve 22,000 ...

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19 Dec

Trudeau’s tariff failure threatens new year devastation for many Canadians

The following opinion column by Ken Neumann, United Steelworkers National Director for Canada, has been published in the Globe and Mail. A gloomy holiday season awaits thousands of Canadians whose livelihoods depend on our domestic steel and aluminum industries, their ...

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13 Dec

‘We’re back!’ Stelco and Local 1005 team up to raise $10K for Food Share Hamilton

We’re Back! Posters hanging at Stelco’s headquarters proclaim. Those two words are equal parts a declaration of defiance and shout of celebration for the rebounding steelmaker and on Wednesday the company put that message into action, meeting a milestone that’s ...

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05 Dec

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $188,330 to 112 Food Banks Across Canada

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ – The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $188,330 to 112 food banks and community food centres across Canada. “The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is our union’s tool to combat poverty at the global level, but also ...

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05 Dec

Sears pensioners hope to recoup their losses in $509M lawsuit

A court decision has given Sears Canada retirees hope they can recoup some of the millions of dollars missing from the now-defunct retailer’s underfunded pension plan. An Ontario Superior Court judge on Monday gave the green light to two lawsuits ...

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20 Nov

Giant investment company Fairfax buys 14 per cent stake in Stelco

Stelco’s owners, who have been lamenting undervalued share prices, got a giant shot in the arm Monday with investment company Fairfax Holdings Inc. buying a 13.7 per cent stake in the steelmaker. The move means the investment firm chaired by ...

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30 Oct

Don’t sign NAFTA 2.0 while steel tariffs remain in place, NDP says

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh asks Trudeau government to follow Mexico’s lead Janyce McGregor · CBC News · Posted: Oct 29, 2018 3:59 PM ET | Last Updated: October 29 NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called on the Trudeau government to hold ...

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02 Oct

NAFTA Deal a Sell-Out for Canadian Steel, Aluminum Workers

TORONTO, 1 October 2018 – Tens of thousands of Canadian families have been left in the lurch from concessions made by the Liberal government to get a deal with the Unites States on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, ...

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10 Sep

Hamilton Steel Summit hears about tariff woes

A U.S. border state municipal leader told the Hamilton Steel Summit Friday that prosperity has been “put at risk” by the trade war between U.S. and Canada, and it has “negatively impacted the Western New York and Southern Ontario economies.” ...

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