United Steelworkers Union has started negotiations for a new collective agreement at Stelco in Nanticoke in Ontario in Canada with key issues at the bargaining table are wages, benefits and pensions. United Steelworkers Union Local 8782 President Mr Randy Graham said “Stelco has the wallet to handsomely reward its shareholders and to buy in to the Hamilton Tiger Cats football club. You can see Stelco signage all over the stadium at games. Well, it’s time to recognize the workers that are doing the hard work that contributes to the company’s success.”Mr Graham said “Other large Canadian industrial companies like Bombardier and ArcelorMittal Long Products are paying their workers 18-26% increases over five or six years. Our members see that and they know they deserve to keep pace. Instead, the company is offering to shuffle around our pay and bonuses to disguise the fact that there’s only a small overall increase.”The union filed with the Ontario Labor Relations Board on 22 June 2022 requesting a conciliator. Members of the union will take part in a strike authorization vote on 27 June 2022. Over 1,000 USW members work at Stelco’s Nanticoke operations in production and skilled trades, producing hot-rolled coil steel. The current five-year collective agreement expires on June 30, 2022.