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Kevin Rebeck

Kevin has been active in the labour movement for over 30 years. He was re-elected President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour for a fifth term in 2022. With Kevin as president, the MFL has successfully advocated for a number of progressive changes to Manitoba’s laws and policies, in solidarity with the Manitoba’s labour movement and working people throughout the province, including making Manitoba the first province to provide paid leave for victims of domestic violence. 

Kevin has led the charge against the Pallister government's unconstitutional wage freeze law, including the Partnership to Defend Public Services' court challenge that resulted in real wage increases for workers. He has also been a vocal critic of the Pallister and Stefanson governments' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including advocating for paid sick days and fighting back plans to make drastic public sector cuts.

Legislative changes that the MFL is proud of during Kevin's term include:

Kevin believes that it is labour’s role to be an active participant in the political process, to advocate and push governments to do more to help working families. The MFL continues to fight for working families on a number of fronts, including advocating to make Manitoba’s minimum wage a living wage, improving the Workers Compensation Board system and protecting The Labour Relations Act.

Kevin is a committed partner in strengthening communities and has served on:​

  • United Way of Winnipeg's Campaign Cabinet and Board of Directors
  • Chair and Board Member of the Manitoba Community Services Council
  • Board Member of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries 
As a long-time activist in the New Democratic Party, Kevin currently serves on the Manitoba NDP Provincial Council, and has served on the party’s Provincial Executive, as a constituency president, and as co-chair of the party’s constitutional committee. Kevin believes in the importance of the labour movement working with the NDP to engage people to be more politically active and involved in our communities. 

 

Timeline:

Kevin was first elected as MFL President in 2009 and was re-elected in 2012, 2015, 2018, and 2022. Prior to that, he served as President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Manitoba Division, General Vice President of CUPE National, and 2nd Vice President of the Winnipeg Labour Council.

 

 

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