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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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July 25, 2016

MFL News

Macdonald Youth Services Strike Info

MGEU Info Bulletin:

As you are likely well aware, a strike date has been set for Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) following inaction from this new government in terms of honoring the commitment that was made to the MGEU in April 2016.

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July 15, 2016

MFL News

Macdonald Youth Services Local 221 to Begin Strike Action August 1, 2016

The MacDonald Youth Services - Local 221 Bargaining Committee has announced that the Local will begin strike action on Monday, August 1, 2016.

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July 13, 2016

Health & Safety

Enhancing 'Sun Safety' for Outdoor Workplaces

New 'Sun Safety at Work' Resources available from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre

More needs to be done to make workplaces safer for people who work outside.

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July 7, 2016

MFL News

Pay equity for rural carriers not a case for arbitration: CUPW

binding arbitration, saying it’s a matter of principle.

“We appreciate the offer to help, but paying women equally for work of equal value is the law of the land; it’s not something that can be awarded or withheld by an arbitrator,” said Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

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July 7, 2016

MFL News

Supporting Manitoba folk festivals

The Manitoba Federation of Labour and our affiliated unions are proud to once again support the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Brandon Folk Festival.

“Manitoba’s Folk Festivals are recognized around the country as premier celebrations of people and music. We are so pleased to be a part of it again.” MFL President, Kevin Rebeck

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