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June 20, 2016

Pensions

Canadian unions celebrate announcement of universal CPP expansion

Canadian Labour Congress
Monday, June 20, 2016

VANCOUVER – The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Finance Ministers that they have agreed to a modest universal expansion of the CPP. The CLC and its member unions have supported an expanded CPP for more than 50 years and have been actively campaigning on this issue since 2009.

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June 15, 2016

General

PC government legislation to make joining a union even more difficult

MFL President Kevin Rebeck responded today to Bill 7, the PC government’s proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act, which makes unionizing workplaces more difficult.

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May 31, 2016

MFL News

Manitoba PCs first budget

Premier Pallister and Manitoba’s recently elected PC government delivered their first budget today.

The government committed to balancing the provincial budget over the next 8 years and appears to have avoided a long list of cuts to services.

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May 11, 2016

Health & Safety

Trudeau commitment to introduce asbestos ban a positive sign

This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a meeting of Canada’s Building Trade Unions that the government of Canada is working on an asbestos ban.

Canada’s last asbestos producing mine closed in 2012, yet Canada’s imports of asbestos have continued to rise.

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May 9, 2016

General

Statement by MFL President on Asian Heritage Month

“May is Asian Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate and reflect on the many contributions that Asian-Canadians make to Canada.

Asian arts, cuisine and culture have come to represent an integral part of Manitoba’s identity as a caring, inclusive and generous province.

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April 9, 2016

MFL News

Labour miffed at Tory promise

Winnipeg Free Press
Saturday, April 9, 2016
By: Larry Kusch

Labour miffed at Tory Promise

The Manitoba Federation of Labour is angered by a Progressive Conservative plan that it says would make workplaces more difficult to unionize.

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April 8, 2016

MFL News

MFL Provincial Election Questionnaire

In lead up to the April 19th Manitoba provincial election, the MFL sent an election questionnaire to all the main political parties. We requested their responses to our questions about making life better for working families by April 4th. 

As of April 8th, only the NDP has responded to our election questionnaire. See the NDP's answers to our questionnaire below:

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April 7, 2016

MFL News

Postal Worker Unions Team Up to Pitch Postal Banking

Communique from Canadian Union of Postal Workers:

Postal Worker Unions Team Up to Pitch Postal Banking

Thursday April 7 2016

OTTAWA – The unions representing Canada’s postal workers are rolling out a new social media campaign this week to convince the public and the Liberal government to bring back postal banking.

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March 30, 2016

MFL News

Mihychuk announces improvements to EI

This week, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, announced a number of improvements to Canada's Employment Insurance program at an announcement held in Winnipeg - program improvements include:

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March 29, 2016

MFL News

Labour Minister claims Conservatives buried ‘significant’ union report in last Parliament, releases it

Article from The Hill Times:

Labour Minister claims Conservatives buried ‘significant’ union report in last Parliament, releases it

By RACHEL AIELLO

Published March 29, 2016

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