Attention USW Local 1005 Retirees
As of August 1, 2019 USW, Local 1005 Pensioners 65 years of age or older will no longer have to pay the $100.00 ODB (Ontario Drug Benefit) Deductible. GreenShield will cover the $100.00 going forward.
However, USW 1005 Pensioners will still be responsible for any ODB co-pay once the $100.00 is satisfied.
January 1, 2020 Pensioners under 65 will no longer have to pay the first $100.00 but will be responsible for any Pharmacy dispensing fees over $5.00.
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Attention: USW 1005 Members
This Friday May 10, 2019 Jagmeet Singh will be in Hamilton and is taking an hour to speak with Steelworkers at 1031 Barton Street, from 3:15 – 4:15. You will have an opportunity to ask him questions, about CCAA protection and the upcoming Federal election.
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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 direct steel jobs and the 125,000 indirect jobs that come from the steel sector,” said USW National Director Ken Neumann. “The importance of these safeguards cannot be overstated – Canadian workers and their jobs must not be fodder in an international trade dispute.”
USW has been working alongside the Canadian Steel Producers Association to press the government to impose safeguards, similar to those introduced by the European Union, in response to the heavy U.S. tariffs.
The Canadian government imposed provisional safeguards back in October for a period of 200 days, after significant pressure from the union and industry. USW recently testified at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) that Canadian workers and producers are facing job losses and considerable uncertainty as a result of foreign steel imported into the Canadian market and the imposition of 25% U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel.
The CITT will make a ruling on the safeguards on April 3 and a final government decision on whether to keep them in place is expected for early May.
USW has actively been calling on the government to maintain the safeguards for three years in order to stabilize the sector.
Do you work in the steel sector? Share your story on Twitter or Facebook and join our social media campaign by using the hashtag #safeguardCDNjobs.
Want to learn more about how to safeguard Canadian steel jobs? Check out: https://supportcanadiansteel.ca/