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February 5, 2018


Province's prints all over labour fiasco

So, who’s going to write the cheque?

The Manitoba Labour Board ruled this week that the University of Manitoba engaged in unfair labour practices during bargaining with its faculty association (UMFA) in 2016. The independent tribunal said U of M bargained in bad faith when it followed an order from the Pallister government not to tell UMFA that the province was imposing a one-year wage freeze on public-sector workers as part of its ongoing cost-cutting campaign.

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January 31, 2018

MFL News


(WINNIPEG) The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) is pleased with a ruling from the Manitoba Labour Board that has determined the University of Manitoba acted unfairly in bargaining during the fall of 2016. By following secretive directives from the Pallister government, the University of Manitoba was found by the Labour Board to have acted illegally and has been ordered to pay up to $2.4 million in damages and issue a formal apology for its actions, UMFA president Janet Morrill announced today.

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October 20, 2017

MFL News

Public sector unions file notice of motion for injunction against unconstitutional labour law

(WINNIPEG) Today the Partnership to Defend Public Services (PDPS), representing more than 110,000 Manitoba workers, filed a notice of motion for the injunction it is seeking against the so-called Public Services Sustainability Act, passed by the Pallister government.


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September 20, 2017

MFL News

Manitobans join together to rally for a living wage

Nearly 100 people gathered at the steps of the Manitoba Legislature yesterday to call on the Pallister Government to take immediate steps to increase Manitoba's minimum wage to $15-an-hour over the next three years at a rally organized by the Manitoba Federation of Labour and Make Poverty History Manitoba.

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September 1, 2017

General Story

Tories' law undermines labour rights

Winnipeg Free Press As we head into the Labour Day long weekend, I encourage all Manitobans to take a moment and think about the importance of the labour movement and the benefits it has brought to working people in Manitoba and across our country.

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July 23, 2017

MFL News

Airport Strike

Winnipeg Airport Strike Alert - distributed on behalf of PSAC:


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


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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