USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

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USW COVID-19 BC - Federal Government Benefits Portal Open for Applications

Apr 7, 2020

The application portal to new federal government benefits during COVID-19 is open as of Monday, April 6, 2020.

Below are useful links about the various federal government supports.

·         Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

·         The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

·         USW Guide to Federal Government Support Programs

Please stay healthy and safe.

More information and new USW Guides during COVID-19 are being added to our website daily.

Please visit the USW COVID-19 information online regularly at usw.ca/covid19

Clarifying the Confusing World of New Government Programs

USW COVID-19 RESOURCES – It’s easy to get confused by daily announcements and changes to government support programs during this pandemic. A new USW guide outlines the details as clearly as possible, including who is eligible, what each program covers and how to apply. 

USW Guide to Benefits During COVID-19: By Province and Territory

USW COVID-19 RESOURCES – Laid off? In quarantine? Unable to work because kids are out of school? Check out the guide for your province or territory on the government support programs you may be eligible to apply for.

USW Guide – Right to Refuse in Western Canada (District 3)

USW COVID-19 RESOURCES – During COVID-19, workers need to know how the right to refuse unsafe work applies in their situation. This guide provides a summary of the current legal situation with respect to Health and Safety laws governing workers’ rights to refuse unsafe work across District 3 (Western Canada).

USW Guide to Maternity/Parental Benefits During COVID-19

USW COVID-19 RESOURCES – For those currently on maternity or parental leave or planning to start leave soon, see how the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) applies to your situation.

Equal Pay Day 2020

STATEMENT, 1 April 2020 – For April 4, Equal Pay Day, the USW calls on governments of all levels to put in place programs that give all workers economic security and close the gender pay gap. In Canada, women workers still take home, on average, 30% less each year than what men earn.

Ottawa’s Wage Subsidy Must Be Designed Primarily to Help Workers

NEWS RELEASE, 1 April 2020 – The USW is warning the federal government that its new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (CEWS) can be misused and abused if it is not carefully designed to prioritize workers’ incomes rather than profits for businesses.

Commercial Drivers Need Government Action on COVID-19 Protection

NEWS RELEASE, 31 March 2020 – Provincial and municipal governments must ensure rest stops and other businesses allow washroom access to truckers, couriers and other commercial drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now Online – News@6 Spring 2020

USW NEWS, 3 April 2020 – The newsletter for District 6 is now available online. We’ve added good information on how to stay safe during COVID-19, as well as great reading on all that’s been happening with Steelworkers around Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

COVID-19 Crisis Response Must Address Gender Faultlines

CCPA BEHIND THE NUMBERS, 2 April 2020 – Women are at the forefront of the crisis in their work as primary caregivers and care workers. Not only are women more likely to contract the virus given their roles as caregivers within families and as front-line health-care workers, they also have the least say in the policy response.

Petition: Governments Must Support Workers During COVID-19

USW CAMPAIGNS – If you haven’t already, please take a moment to send our USW letter to politicians asking federal, provincial and territorial governments to take the necessary measures to support workers in this difficult time.

We have a section of our website for COVID-19 updates: www.usw.ca/covid19

The situation is changing rapidly. As a result, we will be sending out COVID-19 updates like this one on a weekly basis. In between, check out our website and tune into our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please stay healthy and safe, wash your hands and take social distancing seriously.

In solidarity,

Ken Neumann
USW National Director