2024 MFL Convention
The 44th Convention of the Manitoba Federation of Labour will be held at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba from May 9-11, 2024. We are so excited to once again be holding an in-person Convention for delegates. Affiliates are invited to review the full Convention Call Booklet,which was was mailed out to all affiliates at the beginning of November.
All union locals, labour councils, provincial organizations and joint councils affiliated to the Manitoba Federation of Labour are entitled to send delegates to Convention (the formula for delegate representation at Convention is laid out in the MFL’s Constitution).
Affiliates are encouraged to consider equity representation (women, Indigenous workers, workers of colour and racialized workers, workers with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ workers and young workers) as part of their Convention delegations.
Hardcopy credential forms were mailed out to MFL affiliates in November with the Convention Call Booklet. To register delegates to represent your affiliate at Convention and pay by credit card/debit card, click here.
If you choose to register and pay online, you can disregard the hardcopy credentials that you received in the mail.
All MFL affiliates, as well as the MFL’s Executive Council, are entitled to submit resolutions to MFL Conventions. All submitted resolutions must be authorized by a designated Officer of the affiliate that submits the resolution. After authorization, resolutions can be submitted with Admin@mfl.mb.ca, and specify the name of the Officer who has authorized the resolution. The deadline for submitting resolutions is Sunday, March 10, 2024.
Resolutions must be submitted in Clear Language Format (see instructions below), and will become the property of the Convention Resolutions Committee, which is charged with reviewing, prioritizing and making recommendations on all resolutions. General resolutions require a simple 50%+1 majority vote to pass; constitutional resolutions require a 2/3rds majority vote to pass and must include the exact language being proposed for inclusion in the constitution.
Hotel Booking Information
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at discounted rates for MFL affiliates for Convention at Hotels in Brandon.
Note: the MFL regrets that there are no unionized hotels in Brandon. Affiliates: let’s get organizing!
MFL Convention Awards
The MFL presents three (3) special awards at its triennial Conventions to recognize outstanding achievement by union activists. Click on the Links below for more information about all three of them (including fillable application forms):
The Dick Martin Award for Occupational Health & Safety recognizes the exceptional dedication and commitment of a union activist to improving workplace health and safety.
The Judy Cook Women of Achievement Award recognizes women trade unionists who have made significant contributions to the struggle for gender equity, and women’s and labour rights.
The Young Member Achievement Award recognizes that encouraging, supporting and celebrating the next generation of leaders is important to our labour movement.
The deadline for nominations for these awards is Friday, March 1, 2024.
New Delegate Orientation
Is this your first time being a delegate to an MFL Convention? If so, welcome! We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us.
MFL President Kevin Rebeck will be hosting an informal New Delegate Orientation Session on May 8, 2024, 7:30 PM–8:15 PM
All delegates are welcome to attend (no advance registration is required).