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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

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.

An Investigation into the Incidence of WCB Claims Suppression

Thursday, June 24, 2010

For several years the MFL has been lobbying Manitoba and the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) to address the growing problem of claims suppression, the practice where employers discourage or prevent the reporting of injuries to WCB.

Psychological Harassment and Bullying in Manitoba Workplaces

Thursday, December 31, 2009

In 2010, the MFL released this report in support of its lobby campaign for provincial regulations on workplace harassment, bullying and violence. The report provides an overview of similar regulations across Canada and presents evidence why such regulations are needed in Manitoba. This campaign was instrumental in the eventual implementation of harassment/bullying regulations in February 2011 and of violence regulations in August 2011.

Bill 30 Supported by MFL

Thursday, June 4, 2009

In a Brief presented to the provincial government, the MFL stated its support for Bill 30, which will give the government more options when working under The Balanced Budget, Fiscal Management and Taxpayer Accountability Act.

Labour mobility and the Red Seal program

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Concern that the labour mobility provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade will undermine standards that have been in effect since 1958 was expressed in a brief presented to the Manitoba government on June 2, 2009.

MFL Discussion Paper on Post Secondary Education Tuition

Thursday, April 30, 2009

This paper was adopted as the MFL official policy on post secondary education tuition and funding in April, 2009.


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