USW International Election

Members,

Tomorrow [ Nov 23/2021] is the USW International election. Here in District 3 we will be voting on the position of District Director. This is where you as a member have a say in the direction of the District. It is 1 member 1 vote. Your vote matters. Please take the time to get out and vote. Poling will be set up at the plant!!

In Solidarity.

3rd Qrt Profit sharing

3rd Quarter Results


Our financial performance for the third quarter of 2021 resulted in profit-sharing payments for employees under the plan. The payout will be $3.69 per eligible hour bonus payment for qualifying employees deposited into your bank account by November 15, 2021.


Our Third-quarter results were positively impacted by continued strong market demand for steel. As a result, Regina Steel’s third-party sales volume and average selling price remained high throughout the quarter. OCTG demand also remained strong; we continue to see higher rig counts above 2019 levels. Calgary’s remaining mills were opened late in the second quarter, and production and shipments ramped up during the third quarter.


Partially offsetting the increase in steel sales is lower sales volume in Tubular due to low market demand for large diameter pipe; spiral mills in Regina remained idled in the quarter and for the rest of the year.

Looking forward, we continue to work on improving our operational performance with a focus on the quality of the products we produce, controlling costs, and delivering on our commitments to our customers.
Thank you,


Matthew Perkins, Senior Vice-President , Canadian

USW 5890 Unanimously Endorse District 3 Director Hunt.

USW 5890 Members,

In accordance with the International elections manual, nomination meetings were held on Sept 20/2021. Members of USW 5890 unanimously endorsed the current District 3 Director Steve Hunt. There was no nomination for the challenger, Scott Lunny.

Each candidate must receive endorsement from 10 District locals which both have achieved. As such on Nov 23rd there will be an election for the position of District 3 Director. More information of the election will be posted here and at the plant.

In solidarity

Mike Day.

October Bargaining Dates

Members,

We have secured dates to continue bargaining with the company on Oct 4th,5th and 6th to address local issues.

We have also secured the last 2 weeks of October for bargaining. Please keep in mind some of this may have some impact depending on the Provinces Health guidelines. Our goal is to have face to face bargaining but we may have to adjust accordingly.

2nd quarter profit sharing

2nd Quarter Results
Our financial performance for the second quarter of 2021 resulted in profit-sharing payments for employees under the plan. The payout will be $1.63 per eligible hour bonus payment for qualifying employees deposited into your bank account by August 29, 2021.


Our second-quarter results were positively impacted by continued strong market demand for steel. As a result, the average selling price for Regina steel third-party products was higher than the first quarter. OCTG market also continued to see a strong market recovery from the downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and as a result, Calgary’s remaining mills opened at the end of the quarter, with full ramp-up expected in Q3.


Partially offsetting the increase in steel sales is lower sales volume in Tubular due to low market demand for large diameter pipe; spiral mills in Regina remained idled in the quarter and for the rest of the year.

Looking forward, we continue to work on improving our operational performance with a focus on the quality of the products we produce, controlling costs, and delivering on our commitments to our customers

Matthew Perkins, Senior Vice-President , Canadian Operations

July Bargaining Update

 To our Members,

  On July 12,13 and 14th your 5890 local bargaining committee met with the company and went over our local non-monetary proposals. We’ve been able to proceed into the bargaining process with both the company and union working together to resolve the Tubular Layoff and Recall grievances. Final numbers on those are almost complete, those owed money will be contacted.

Over the 3 days we were able to come to agreement on new language for Articles 8.03,8.05,8.08[a],9.09[ii],12.13,14.01,15.02,18.07, Appendix E, Appendix A and the Inter-Divisional Transfer LOU.  At the table for the company is John Demarco{ lead negotiator], Keith Marchtaller [Tubular], Scott Venables [Steel], Colleen Ackerman [ HR]  and Breanne Ehman[ HR].

Further dates have not been committed to at this time. Once we have further bargaining dates you will be informed.
  In solidarity,

                 Local 5890 Bargaining Committee

Updated Interplant Transfer Memo.

Please be advised that EVRAZ Calgary has two positions available as follows:
 Material Handler (1)
 Millwright (1)
All expenses will be the responsibility of the interested employee.

Given the current layoff status, and in accordance with Article 12.15 (Interplant Trans-fers), “opportunity will be afforded to laid-off members from Regina prior to the hiring of new employees”.

Please contact Allison Cherkewich at Allison.Cherkewich@evrazna.com or (306) 924-7428 as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for one of these positions.

Bargaining Update

Members,

After many cancellations due to Covid restrictions we are pleased to inform our membership we have confirmed dates with the company to begin the bargaining process. On June 21st both the Regina and Calgary bargaining committee’s will meet and June 22nd to 24th we will be exchanging proposals with the company.

We have also confirmed June 28-30 for Regina specific bargaining.

With the Provinces restrictions being eased and with the re-opening plan moving ahead, we expect these dates to remain in tact.

C.O.L.A clarification

Recently, the company sent out a release dated May 21, 2021 dealing with COLA adjustments for bargaining unit employees at the Regina and Calgary plants. This is to advise that the release was sent out in error.


Pursuant to the Regina and Calgary Collective agreements, the COLA amount of $1.33 was rolled into the base pay effective 7-31-2020 for employees covered under the existing agreements. According to such agreements and established practice, COLA payouts were discontinued effective 7-31-20 and during subsequent negotiations of the renewal agreements.


Please disregard the release dated 5-21-21 dealing with COLA adjustments and the company apologizes for the misunderstanding.



Ian Finn

Congratulations to Tubular Millright Ian Finn on reaching the 50 year milestone. Ian started with Ipsco on May 7, 1971.

Congratulations Ian on this accomplishment.

Solidarity Brother!