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July 23, 2017

MFL News

Airport Strike

Winnipeg Airport Strike Alert - distributed on behalf of PSAC:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2017

Winnipeg, MB – A strike will begin at the Winnipeg Airport Monday morning (July 24, 2017) at 3:00am, unless the employer tables an acceptable offer overnight.

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July 4, 2017

General

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.

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June 14, 2017

MFL News

Canada’s unions celebrate repeal of controversial anti-union legislation

Distributed on behalf of the CLC:

Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills
C-377 and C-525.

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May 16, 2017

MFL News

USW 6166 press release re: B-T mine announcement

On May 15, 2017, United Steelworkers Local 6166 President Les Ellsworth and Vice President Gord Medwid were called to a meeting by Vale Manitoba Operations Vice President Mark Scott and other senior management. At that meeting, the USW representatives were informed by Mark Scott that Birch Tree Mine would be put on care and maintenance by Oct 1, 2017.

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May 10, 2017

MFL News

NDP sounding alarm that Pallister government may weaken protection for workers

Winnipeg Free Press - Nick Martin

The NDP is raising fears the Pallister government could weaken protection for workers over air quality and exposure to toxic chemicals. Labour critic Tom Lindsey said Wednesday that Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen has ordered a review of workplace safety and health regulations by June 30.

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May 8, 2017

MFL News

Manitoba unions make last effort to stop contentious labour bills

CBC News - Kristin Annable

Manitoba's public sector unions were working double-time Monday evening to stop the passing of two bills that will make sweeping changes to collective bargaining under the Pallister government.

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May 8, 2017

MFL News

Pallister's steady campaign to provoke unions

Winnipeg Free Press - Dan Lett

It is probably the understatement of the year to say that the Progressive Conservative government of Manitoba cannot get along with its public sector unions.

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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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