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March 9, 2011

Pensions

Pension Reform Meeting Draws Large Crowd

There were not many empty seats at the Winnipeg Leadership Assembly Wednesday evening on March 2, at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall on Higgins Avenue in Winnipeg.

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March 8, 2011

General

Many Participate in International Women's Day Celebration

About 100 labour and community women activists attended the International Women's Day celebration, organized by the MFL Women's Committee, at the Union Centre in Winnipeg to mark the 100th Anniversary of the event and to rededicate themselves to the struggle for justice.

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March 7, 2011

General

ACTRA Member Received Human Rights Award

Ernesto Griffith, who played Billy Beal in the movie Billy which dealt with the life of an early black settler in Manitoba, was also the co-writer and co-producer on the film. Ernesto (right, on the film set), a member of the Manitoba branch of ACTRA, and his colleagues have been recognized by being granted the 2010 Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba.

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March 2, 2011

General

Postal Employees in Pharmacies CUPW Organizing Target

Over 2000 Canada Post counters are now open for business in pharmacies. That number is growing as Canada Post continues to open more counters in pharmacies across the country.

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February 8, 2011

General

Unions Alive and Well in Sunny Manitoba

- Kevin Rebeck, MFL President

I choose to think that Dan Lett was being deliberately provocative when he wrote “Public Sector unions not exactly in a heyday - Governments' tough stands reflect waning clout” (Free Press February 18, 2011) in order to spark public debate about important issues. But what we debate must be factual.

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December 21, 2010

MFL News

Flaherty Breaks Promise - Dooms Seniors to Poverty

“Out of touch Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty breaks his promise and lets down Canadians,” says Manitoba Federation of Labour President Kevin Rebeck. The Minister had an opportunity to help all Canadians through the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.

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December 14, 2010

General

Outgoing Labour Council President Honoured

Outgoing Labour Council President Honoured

The MFL Executive Council Meeting held on December 13 and 14 will the last Larry Pelzer will attend as the Winnipeg Area Representative on the Council. He stepped down from that position as part of his decision to retire as president of the Winnipeg Labour Council effective December 31, 2010.

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December 9, 2010

General

Groups Say Stay away from New West Partnership

The Manitoba government should stay as far away as possible from the New West Partnership, says the Council of Canadians and Manitoba Federation of Labour. Both groups are concerned by information released on December 9 stating that Manitoba has held "exploratory discussions" with Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia about joining the unnecessary trade and investment pact.

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November 19, 2010

WCB

WCB Office to Open in Brandon

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) has announced that it plans to open a new location in Brandon in early 2012. The office will service workers and employers located in Brandon and surrounding areas.

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November 11, 2010

Health & Safety

Your Views Wanted on Opioid Medications

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba is committed to supporting injured workers during their return to health and work. The use of opioid medications can be an effective treatment for pain. However, opioid use presents risks and potential harms that must be assessed and minimized by prescribers, dispensers and the WCB.

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