USW Local 2020

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Breaking News

New units have joined the Local 2020 family.

The ASP Security, The Volunteer Firefighters of Kirkland Lake, and Synterra Security Solutions are joining 80+ other units in our servicing family.



Security officers have been attempting to negotiate their first collective agreement with Elements Casino Flamboro since 2019 and were locked out by the employer on February 18, 2021.  The workers – supported by USW – set up a picket line outside the Flamboro casino.

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation purchased the Elements Casino in 2018. There has been no wage increase since then.  CGC are demanding concessions from the workers that include cuts to sick leave, opting to lock out the workers instead of negotiating a fair contract.

USW has filed a complaint alleging the illegal change of working conditions after the security officers joined the Union. The Ontario Labour Relations Board hearing is April 15.

Security Guards Locked out at Flamboro Casino in Brantford

Security Guards Locked out at Flamboro Casino in Brantford

Successful sets of Negotiations this year.

2020-08 Kirkland Lake Power.

2020-78 Schauenburg Ltd.

2020-78 Sudbury Downs.

2020-12 Crisis Centre North Bay.

2020-14 Orica Canada Inc.

2020-25 Sudbury Counseling Centre.

2020-66 Laurentian Child and Family Centre.

2020-22 Bristol Machine Works

2020-20 Fisher Wavy

2020-15 Basin Custom Machining

2020-88 Holiday Inn

2020-84 Columbia Forest Products

2020-80 Municipality of French River

2020-73 Securitas

2020-69 Vitalaire Canada

2020-55 KGHM International

2020-89 ASP Incorporated

2020-63 Garda Screeners

2020-75 Garda Security

2020-90 Kirkland Lake Volunteer Firefighters

Apply For Scholarships

Local 2020 has made available 3 scholarships for children of members who are beginning their post secondary education in September 2021 or January 2021. Please go to Member EducationScholarships page and see the local’s Jane McMurray Scholarship requirements. Deadline for submissions is July 16, 2021.

Congratulations to last year’s winners!

  • Anna Teolis
  • Jasmine Clark

Both Ladies did an outstanding job. The Women of Steel Committee is very impressed with both submissions.