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The Manitoba Federation of Labour is speaking out on the issues that matter to our affiliate unions, and the members and families that belong to those unions.

With your help and input, we are talking formally and informally to key decision-makers across our province. We invite you to download and read the reports and briefs we have published and presented.

MFL Reports & Briefs

MFL Submission to External Review of WCB Rate Model (claims suppression)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The submission makes recommendations to address the problem of WCB claims suppression and overly aggressive return to work practices.

MFL Submission to the Five Year Review of the Workplace Safety & Health Act

Friday, October 12, 2012

This Manitoba Federation of Labour submission makes 15 recommendations to strengthen the Workplace Safety and Health Act.

MFL Submission to Chief Prevention Officer's Review of Workplace Injury/Illness Prevention

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This submission makes 12 recommendations to improve workplace illness/injury prevention programming in Manitoba.

MFL Submission to WCB Consultation on Workplace Injury & Illness Prevention Infrastructure

Friday, July 13, 2012

In the spring/summer of 2012, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba undertook a stakeholder consultation regarding Manitoba's Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention infrastructure.

Submission to Manitoba Legislature on Bill 34, The Public-Private Partnerships Transparency and Accountability Act

Monday, June 11, 2012

On June 11, 2012, the Manitoba Legislature's Standing Committee on Human Resources received presentations from the public on Bill 34, an act to require accountability and transparency in public-private partnership projects. Dave Sauer made a presentation on behalf of the MFL and Winnipeg Labour Council.

2012 Workplace Safety Report Card

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Working Families Manitoba campaign's 2012 report card on workplace health and safety in Manitoba focuses on the provincial government's role in enforcing the rules that keep us safe at work.

Submission to the Province of Manitoba on Sunday Shopping

Sunday, April 1, 2012

In April 2012, the Province of Manitoba announced its intention to relax restrictions on Sunday shopping. The MFL provided this submission to explain its opposition to expanded Sunday shopping. It focused on the impact of such an expansion on work/life balance for retail workers and their families.

Issue Report: Investing in Front-Line Health Care

Friday, September 9, 2011

This report from the Working Families Manitoba Campaign examined the issues facing health care in Manitoba and identified priorities for voters heading into the 2011 Manitoba election. It looked at where Manitoba’s health care system had been in recent decades, identified challenges for the future and presented policy priorities that support front-line health care.

Work/Life Balance: Why Fair Labour Laws Matter to Working Families

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This 2011 report from the Working Families Manitoba Campaign explains how labour laws and other government policies help families achieve a better work/life balance. It shows how the Employment Standards Code, the Labour Relations Act, the minimum wage, child care, supports for family caregivers, home care and community recreation opportunities all contribute to work/life balance.

Save Lake Winnipeg

Monday, June 13, 2011

MFL President Kevin Rebeck presented a brief to the Manitoba Legislature in support of The Save Lake Winnipeg Act, saying that many members of affiliated unions have principal or vacation residences on or near the lake, work on the lake or enjoy its many recreational opportunities.

MFL presents Brief on the a Accessibility Advisory Council Act

Monday, June 13, 2011

MFL President Kevin Rebeck presented a brief the Manitoba Legislature on June 13, 2011 regarding Bill 47, the Accessibility Advisory Council Act.

A Fair Minimum Wage for Manitoba: Voter's Guide

Thursday, June 2, 2011

In 2011 with a provincial election looming, the Working Families Manitoba campaign prepared a voter’s guide on where Manitoba’s political parties stand on a Fair Minimum Wage policy, including regular increases, a living wage and a single rate for all workers.

Making it Home Safely from Work: A Report Card on Manitoba Political Parties

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In 2011, the Working Families Manitoba campaign released its first annual workplace safety and health report card. With a provincial election looming, the 2011 report card graded Manitoba’s political parties on their policies and records with respect to workplace safety and health. It provided an overview of the state of workplace safety and identified areas for future improvement. The parties were graded in areas such as safety rules, enforcement, injury prevention, victims’ services, and workers compensation.

Briefing Note on the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Monday, November 1, 2010

This briefing note was prepared by the MFL for a meeting with the Premier of Manitoba in October 2010. It provides an overview of elements in the proposed CETA that would weaken democracy, restrict local economic development initiatives, promote deregulation and privatization, and threaten Manitoba interests.

New West Partnership - Labour's View

Friday, October 1, 2010

This briefing note was prepared for the Province of Manitoba to explain labour's view on the New West Partnership trade and investment agreement between BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.


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