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At a meeting on January 5th, the Minister of Finance and officials invited Manitoba’s public sector unions to participate in what was referred to as a Fiscal Working Group with a mandate to explore solutions to returning the province’s budget to balance.

Today Manitoba’s largest public sector unions and the Manitoba Federation of Labour met with the Minister of Finance, at his request. 

The meeting was the first of what we expect to be several face-to-face meetings. We are hopeful that future meetings will include the Premier and all of Manitoba’s public sector unions.

The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement that the federal government is banning the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos.

“We can all breathe easier,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. “This is good public health policy that will, without question, save lives for generations to come.”

News from MGEU:

Members working at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home (PCH), Local 367, in Nelson House will be on strike by month’s end if the employer doesn’t improve its offer.

Manitoba Federation of Labour President Kevin Rebeck expressed disappointment in the priorities contained in the government’s Speech from the Throne.

MFL and over 60 organizations call of increase to minimum wage.

In an open letter today, MFL President Kevin Rebeck and more than 60 community, labour and non-profit organizations called on Premier Pallister to increase the minimum wage.

Sisters and Brothers,

I am excited to share with you the first in a new series of quarterly “President’s Reports” for members and affiliates. It’s a chance for me to keep you in the loop on the work of your MFL and to call on you to be a part of it – to help build an even stronger labour movement in Manitoba.

Kevin Rebeck
MFL President

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Standing Up for Fairness for Injured Workers

It’s hard to believe but Brian Pallister is seriously considering making Workers Compensation less fair for injured workers.

Under pressure from business lobbyists and employer groups, the PC government is looking at changes that would make life more difficult for injured workers to get the support they need and the benefits they deserve – things like:

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