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Public-sector unions file for injunction against heavy-handed new labour law

Today the Partnership to Defend Public Services, representing more than 110,000 Manitoba workers, filed for an injunction against the so-called Public Services Sustainability Act, recently passed by the Pallister government. Read more »

Pallister government wrong on minimum wage

With only four days of notice, the Pallister government called to committee Bill 33, the Minimum Wage Indexation Act, for debate this evening. MFL President Kevin Rebeck made a submission on behalf of 100,000 unionized workers across Manitoba. Read more »

Pallister government wrong on minimum wage

With only four days of notice, the Pallister government called to committee Bill 33, the Minimum Wage Indexation Act, for debate this evening. MFL President Kevin Rebeck made a submission on behalf of 100,000 unionized workers across Manitoba. Read more »

PC government legislation to make joining a union even more difficult

MFL President Kevin Rebeck responded today to Bill 7, the PC government’s proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act, which makes unionizing workplaces more difficult. Read more »

Statement by MFL President on Asian Heritage Month

“May is Asian Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate and reflect on the many contributions that Asian-Canadians make to Canada.

Asian arts, cuisine and culture have come to represent an integral part of Manitoba’s identity as a caring, inclusive and generous province. Read more »

Workplace Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

MFL President Kevin Rebeck was elated that the NDP Government of Manitoba included a commitment to enact paid workplace leave provisions for victims of domestic violence in the Speech from the Throne. Read more »

We Need a WCB System that's Fair

Manitoba Federation of Labour President, Kevin Rebeck penned a piece for the Winnipeg Free Press on why we need changes to the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) system to make it more fair for both workers and employers. Read it here.

New Road Worker Safety Regulations Announced

Today the Province announced new and better protections for highway construction workers, including stiffer fines for drivers who speed in a construction zone and the elimination of confusing signage that instructed drivers to slow down “when workers are present”. Read more »

Labour Represented Well at NDP Convention 2014

The 2014 Manitoba NDP Convention was well attended by labour delegates - some there representing their Union, some their Constituency and others were there as retired union members. Read more »

IBEW members help restore power in Ontario

More than 40 Manitoba Hydro linemen headed to Toronto over the holidays to help restore power after the recent ice storm. More than 100,000 Toronto area customers remained without electricity on Christmas Eve. Read more »

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