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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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June 29, 2016

MFL News

CUPW will not file 72-hour strike notice tonight

As the CUPW Negotiating Committee is currently working to prepare its counter proposal to the CPC global offer, the Union has decided not to file a 72-hour strike notice tonight. This means there will be no strike action undertaken before Monday, July 4th.

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June 24, 2016


What does the new CPP deal mean for everyday Canadians?

The Canadian Labour Congress explains...

A Better Plan for All: A historic agreement on universal CPP expansion

1. What’s the news story?
2. What Canadian unions asked for
3. What Finance Ministers agreed to
4. What happens now?
5. Responding to critics

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June 21, 2016

MFL News

MFL: Proud sponsor of Aboriginal Day Live

The Manitoba Federation of Labour is proud to sponsor and support APTN Aboriginal Day Live.

National Aboriginal Day and APTN Aboriginal Day Live are a chance for all Canadians to celebrate the accomplishments, history and culture of Indigenous people across Canada.

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