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August 5, 2010

General

Action Needed on the Economy, Job Creation

Canada's provincial and territorial Federations of Labour presidents released a statement on August 5 that emphasizes that the fractious economic recovery must result in the creation of jobs if ordinary people are to share fairly in it.

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July 20, 2010

General

MFL/OHC Executive Director Carol Loveridge Retires

 

Carol Loveridge has retired from her position as the MFL's Occupational Health Centre Executive Director. A retirement reception was held for her on June 25 at which MFL Executive Director Sylvia Farley (left in photo) made a presentation to her.

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July 17, 2010

Pensions

MFL President offered some suggestions to the prime minister on Employment Insurance

July 16, 2010
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2

Sent by e-mail: harper.s@parl.gc.ca

Dear Prime Minister Harper:

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June 3, 2010

General

Numerous Issues Covered by May MFL Executive Council Meeting

 

The Manitoba Federation of Labour Executive Council May 2010 meeting was held in Dauphin on May 27 and 28. Each year, the MFL Executive meets at a location outside of Winnipeg for one of its four annual meetings.

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May 7, 2010

Health & Safety

Keeping H&S a Priority in Changing Times

More than 150 Manitoba Federation of Labour affiliated delegates and facilitators participated in the 29th Annual MFL Health and Safety Conference in Winnipeg. They spent two days focusing on this year's theme, 'Health and Safety - In the Path of Change.'

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April 29, 2010

Health & Safety

Special Events Mark the Day of Mourning

April 28th of Each Year is the Day of Mourning, a day set aside by the labour movement and the Government of Canada to honour workers who have killed, injured or sickened in the workplace. It is a day of mourning across Canada and in many other countries of the world as well.

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April 28, 2010

General

Eugene Kostyra Received Stanley Knowles Labour Solidarity Award

The Stanley Knowles Solidarity Award is presented at each Convention of the Manitoba New Democratic Party to a trade unionist who has shown a deep commitment to working people and the achievement of social justice through recognized contributions to the union movement and the Manitoba New Democratic Party.

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April 27, 2010

General

Judy Wasylycia-Leis Leaving Federal Politics

 

NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis (left) announced on April 27 that she's leaving federal politics and will be resigning the seat she has held for Winnipeg North since 1997. Her resignation is effective as of May 1, 2010.

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April 27, 2010

Health & Safety

CLC Day of Mourning Statement

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Westray mine disaster, where an underground methane explosion took the lives of 26 workers.

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February 11, 2010

General

Black History Month 2010

The Canadian Labour Congress representing 3.2 million unionized workers acknowledges the month of February is an important opportunity to recognize and celebrate the significant contributions made by members of the African-Diaspora to our unions, workplaces and communities.

Here are just two historic examples worth remembering.

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