2021 4th Quarter Profit Sharing

Members,

There has been a further delay to the year end audited statement. With that, the Company and the Union are currently working on a letter of Understanding to get the 4th quarter payment to you before the complete year end audit is done. Once completed we will post on this site.

INTER-DIVISIONAL TRANSFER NOTICE

From:             Human Resources

Date:              April 27, 2022

Re:                  INTER-DIVISIONAL TRANSFER NOTICE

Positions Available at EVRAZ Regina Steel




Please be advised that the Regina Operations will be staffing 20 steel helper temporary positions for vacation coverage.  

Given the current layoff status in Tubular, and in accordance with the terms of the LOU Interdivisional Transfers, all tubular employees are encouraged to apply by May 4th 2022.

Please contact Breanne Ehman at Breanne.Ehman@evrazna.com; Mike Day at m.day@usw5890.com; as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for these positions.

Kind Regard,

Colleen Ackerman

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Please note that this is open to ALL Tubular employees not just laid off employees. Currently this is Temporary for vacation relief with a possibility of turning into permanent.

USW 5890





C.O.L.A Payments

Here are the C.O.L.A numbers from Aug 2020 to current {Feb 2022}. Retro pay for C.O.L.A will now be paid out on the April 14/2022 pay. The previous information supplied to the Union by the Company of $1.33 was incorrect. The current C.O.L.A rate you should see on your paystub already is $.99.

The CPI figure for October was released on November 18, 2020

July 2020 141.4
October 2020 141.6
Difference .2
Divide difference by .063 = $0.03
Effective November 22, 2020, COLA will be $.03 per straight-time hour worked, as it was previously $ 0.00.

The CPI figure for January was released on February 19, 2021

October 2020 141.6
January 2021 141.9
Difference .3
Divide difference by .063 = $0.04
Effective February 28, 2021, COLA will be $.07 per straight-time hour worked, as it was previously $ 0.03.

The CPI figure for April was released on May 19, 2021

January 2021 141.9
April 2021 143.9
Difference 2.0
Divide difference by .063 = $0.31
Effective May 23, 2021, COLA will be $.38 per straight-time hour worked, as it was previously $ 0.07

The CPI figure for July was released on August 19, 2021

April 2021 143.9
July 2021 144.7
Difference .8
Divide difference by .063 = $0.12
Effective August 29, 2021, COLA will be $.50 per straight-time hour worked, as it was previously $ 0.38.

The CPI figure for October was released on November 17, 2021

August 2021 144.7
October 2021 146.1
Difference 1.4
Divide difference by .063 = $0.22
Effective November 21, 2021, COLA will be $.72 per straight-time hour worked, as it was previously $ 0.50.

The CPI figure for January was released on February 16, 2022

August 2021 146.1
January 2022 147.8
Difference 1.7
Divide difference by .063 = $0.27
Effective February 27, 2022, COLA will be $.99 per straight-time hour worked, as it was previously $ 0.72.

COLA/WAGES/RETRO UPDATE

COLA- will be added as of March 13/2022 and Retro for COLA will be paid out on May 27/22. The current COLA rate is $1.33

WAGES- the new wages will be added on May 8/22 and the Retro on wages will be paid May 27/22

Retiree Bonus- Will be paid out May 1/22, any pension adjustments will be made May 1/22 also.

Profit Sharing- There has been many questions on when we will receive the 4th quarter 2021 profit sharing and First quarter for 2022. That should be at the end of April beginning of May.

We were definitely hoping for the changes sooner but this is the company’s position.

Wages, COLA and Retro

There is a meeting scheduled this afternoon [march 23] with the company to discuss the wage increase, COLA and Retro pay from the ratified collective agreement. We hope to have an update for the membership posted tomorrow.

Ratification Meeting

There will be four meetings to vote on a tentative contract.

The first three meetings will be on March 8 at 8:00 am, 1:30pm and 8:00 pm

The last meeting to vote will be on March 9 at 8:00 am

The Meeting will be held at the Italian Club 2148 Connaught St.

Please make every effort to attend one of these meetings.

Steelworkers support measures aimed to help Ukraine

TORONTO, BURNABY, B.C. – The United Steelworkers union (USW) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine and supports measures from the Canadian government to help the Ukrainian people.

“The USW stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and strongly condemns Putin’s unjustified invasion of the country,” said Marty Warren, USW National Director for Canada. “The Canadian government must take swift action to support Ukrainian workers and families. While the USW fully supports measures to press Russia to bring an end to the attack on Ukraine, the Canadian government must ensure that the livelihoods of thousands of EVRAZ workers are not unfairly imperilled.”

Continue reading Steelworkers support measures aimed to help Ukraine

USW 5890 Text program

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1 year of displacement

Tubular Members,

The Company and the Union have agreed extend Article 12.10[n] 3[a] as the following;

After meaningful discussions to facilitate recall of laid off employees to the Regina Tubular Works, the parties agree to extend the “ 1 year” in  Article 12.10 [n] 3 [a] to December 31, 2022.  In this regard, the parties agree this applies to the following:

All Employees, in all Lines of Progression or stand-alone bid positions from the Regina Tubular Works, shall have the extension, to be used when laid off employees are recalled to positions within the Lines of Progression or stand-alone bid positions, as identified in appendix E of the collective agreement.

This only applies to the above stated article. If you have bumped into a position for 1 year that line of progression you bumped into is now your regular line of progression.

Merry Christmas

From your USW5890 executive, we’d like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have a large number of members being recalled for the New Year in Tubular so please be safe and watch out for one another.

Stat Holidays

Members,

With the upcoming stats and possible schedule conflicts please refer to Article 10.04

Where a paid holiday falls on an employee’s day off or 21st shift,
the calendar week will be reduced by eight (8) hours for each
holiday. Wages for overtime will be paid for hours worked in
excess of the reduced work week at overtime rates
.