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Fairness Day

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Manitoba Legislature

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


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Please join us on August 6th, 2014 at noon at the Manitoba Legislature for Fairness Day, featuring national and local activists like Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress; Kevin Rebeck, President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour; and MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky. It's time to address income inequality in Canada, so that everyone gets to share the economic pie!

MGEU Health Care Rally

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Manitoba Legislative Building

UFCW Local 832 Rally at St. Boniface Hospital

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

St. Boniface Hospital (meet at front entrance on Tache)

Thompson Labour Committee - Labour Day Celebration

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

19 Elizabeth Drive
Thompson, MB

Event Details: 

Live entertainment, bouncy house, door prizes, BBQ, pop and ice cream. Everyone is welcome.

Dauphin & District Labour Committee - Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Vermilion Park
Dauphin, MB

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Everyone is welcome.

Selkirk & District Labour Council - Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Selkirk Park, Site 2
Selkirk, MB

Event Details: 

The Labour Day Picnic will feature a BBQ, bounceroo, music and prizes.

Brandon & District Labour Council - Labour Day BBQ

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Errol Black Park
Brandon, MB

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Winnipeg Labour Council - Labour Day March & BBQ

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Memorial Park
Winnipeg, MB

Event Details: 

The march will start at Memorial Park (1:30 pm) and head down Memorial Blvd, towards Central Park for the annual BBQ (2:30-4:30 pm).

Meet at Memorial Park, and then at 1:30 pm, start marching down Memorial Blvd, then on to Central Park for a BBQ (2:30-4:30 pm).

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MGEU Local 221 - MacDonald Youth Services - Info Picket

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Rice Building (U of W)
491 Portage Ave

Event Details: 

Please join us to stand with MGEU members still without a contract!

Members that work at MacDonald Youth Services, Local 221 and 369 have been at the bargaining table for over two years. Shortly before the provincial election, they MGEU finally received a financial commitment from the previous government. Unfortunately, the new government has not so far honoured the commitment that was approved by Treasury Board in April 2016.

Members of Local 221 provide specialized emergency care for Manitoba’s most vulnerable young people. The Mobile Crisis Team made nearly 1,500 visits last year to help families deal with a young person struggling with self-harm, at-risk behaviours, mental health issues, and parent/child conflict. They also help young girls who’ve been sexually exploited into places of safety where they can be supported and stabilized. There is no one else in the city that provides this kind of urgent care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

These workers are profoundly committed to the youth and families they serve, but find themselves in a highly unfair and unsustainable situation, with little choice other than to consider a work stoppage.
The previous government committed a 2% wage increase for four years for these workers. This is just a small step towards addressing some of the inequities that currently exist ― those who provide similar services to adults, for instance, make approximately $10 more per hour. This means it’s not easy to recruit and retain these professionals who specialize in youth crisis.

Reluctantly, then, Local 221 members voted to strike on June 14, 2016. In the event of a work stoppage, an entire system of supports will be impacted. Emergency Rooms and CFS afterhours units and shelters will see an influx of those in need, and there will be increased calls to the Winnipeg Police Service.

Members of Local 221 specialize in diffusing emergencies and reaching families and youth before things break down completely and young people find themselves in hospital, in the social service system, or in court. Beginning to address a fair wage for these critical workers is a sound investment for all Manitobans.

Bring your signs and flags and stand in solidarity with your brothers and sisters to send a message to this current government – honour the financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.


Charleswood Care Centre information picket CUPE Local 4281

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 7:00am - 5:00pm

Join CUPE Local 4281 to show your support for support staff at Charleswood Care Centre who are fighting for fair pensions in the workplace.

Event Details: 

Information picket
Outside Charleswood Care Centre
5501 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg

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