Local News

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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05 Sep

Hamilton unions preparing to fight back against Ford government

As the temperature reached 30 or more during another sweltering Labour Day Parade, Hamilton’s unions and politicians are preparing to turn up their own heat against Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath called on unions Monday to ...

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30 Jul

CBSA Press Release

OTTAWA, July 26, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is launching an investigation into whether or not certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet originating in or exported from China, Chinese Taipei, India and South Korea ...

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20 Jul

Canada’s Uranium Industry No Threat to U.S.: Steelworkers

TORONTO and VANCOUVER, July 18, 2018 /CNW/ – There is no justification for Canada to be included in an investigation by the United States into whether imports of uranium threaten U.S. national security, the United Steelworkers (USW) says. The Trump ...

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18 Jul

Hamilton to hold ‘steel summit’ in September

Hamilton has scheduled what is being billed as a “steel summit” this September. The event will outline the problems facing the industry, especially the impact that the 25 per cent tariff on steel, levied by the United States, is having ...

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04 Jul

Steelworkers Call on New Ontario Government to “Stop the Killing and Enforce the Law” – Now

he United Steelworkers’ (USW) Ontario/Atlantic Director Marty Warren says the union has not changed its demand for the Province of Ontario to do more to enforce the Westray amendments to the Criminal Code to hold companies and their directors accountable ...

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25 Jun

Steel Workers Union (Canada) message to the U.S.: Don’t beat up your trading partners to solve global trade problems

We’re hearing a lot in the news that there is still no resolution of the trade impasse between Canada and the United States. But as is often the case, we’re not often hearing the voices of labour on the issue. ...

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25 Jun

Stelco’s blast furnace must not pollute: mayor

Residents and Environment Hamilton also fear worsening air quality if Stelco restarts its blast furnace. Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says the province should not allow Stelco to restart its idled blast furnace unless the bayfront facility meets stringent air emission ...

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05 Jun

NDP candidates at the Stelco Gate in Hamilton

A great turn out with all of the Hamilton area NDP candidates at the Stelco Gate in Hamilton – Please vote on Thursday, June 7!

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01 Jun

Hamilton steelmakers brace for ‘chaos’ from U.S. tariffs

The 25 per cent tariff on Canadian steel imposed at midnight last night will inevitably cause U.S. border chaos for Hamilton steelmakers as American officials struggle to enforce the new rules, Hamilton’s Chamber of Commerce says. “I hate to be ...

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