Stop the Killing (Westray II)
In Canada, our union fought for the Westray Law, which was passed unanimously in Parliament in 2004, in response to the 1992 Westray coalmine explosion in Nova Scotia that killed 26 miners. The law is intended to hold corporate executives, directors and managers criminally accountable for workplace deaths. However, more than 9,000 Canadians have been killed on the job over the last decade, but not one corporate executive has faced a single day in jail. So once again, the USW is leading the fight for justice for our brothers and sisters.
Click here for more information on our Westray II campaign, Stop the Killing.