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May 2, 2017

General

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.

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April 11, 2017

MFL News

Pallister's new budget raises major concerns

The Manitoba Federation of Labour is deeply concerned about the Pallister government's new budget.  In the election, Premier Pallister promised to protect front-line services and respect the people who deliver them. Today’s budget breaks that promise, with serious cuts to public services that families count on every day.

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March 20, 2017

MFL News

Premier announces legislation that would freeze, cap public sector wages

In the election, Brian Pallister promised to protect front-line services and respect the people who deliver them. He’s publically acknowledged it, saying “it’s what we ran on and we will do as a government.”

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February 10, 2017

MFL News

Statement on behalf of Manitoba's public sector unions on consultations with government

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.

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January 5, 2017

MFL News

Joint statement on meeting with Finance Minister Friesen

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.

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December 14, 2016

Health & Safety

Canada’s unions celebrate federal asbestos ban

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.”

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November 22, 2016

MFL News

Nisichawayasihk PCH sets November 28 strike deadline

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.

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November 21, 2016

MFL News

Pallister government’s throne speech lets families down

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

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September 29, 2016

MFL News

Open Letter: Premier, give low-income Manitobans a raise

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.

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September 12, 2016

MFL News

President's Report: A new MFL publication

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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