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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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June 20, 2016


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


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


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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