Strength in numbers: Union, management join forces on training Competitive business climate requires co-operation for survival. By Laura Cassiani03/26/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/16/2001 By working together to provide training, labour and management are realizing they can sometimes play on the same team and get results.It’s been happening in the Canadian steel industry for more than 15 years. The United Steelmakers of America and industry representatives, with financial assistance from Ottawa, converged in the late 1980s to form the now-named Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress (CSTEC) to deal with a trade crisis. And they’ve been going strong ever since. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.