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Convention 2018

The 2018 MFL Convention is fast approaching, and you’re invited! All MFL affiliated unions are entitled to send delegates. If you’re interested in attending, please talk to your local President.

MFL Conventions are held once every three years, and set the direction and priorities for our Federation – from fighting for a stronger health and safety laws, to pushing for a higher minimum wage, and defending free and fair collective bargaining. 

We’ll be debating important policy resolutions, hearing from interesting guest speakers, and electing our Executive. And there will be lots of fun social events too! A full agenda for Convention will be posted shortly.

If you haven’t attended an MFL Convention before, don’t be shy - come to our New Delegate Orientation Session on Thursday, May 24, 8:30 am – 10:00 am. The early bird deadline for registration is February 16, 2018, so don’t delay!

Important Dates

  • February 16: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • March 23: Resolutions Deadline
  • April 6: Awards Deadline
  • April 6: Display Table Registration Deadline
  • April 24: New Affiliate Status Deadline
  • May 9: Final Registration Deadline
  • May 24 - 27: Convention 2018

Unionized Hotels

The MFL has negotiated discounted rates at unionized hotels in the downtown area for the benefit of Convention delegates. Please book early as room availability may be limited at these rates. 

Please note that delegates are responsible booking and paying for their own accommodations.

Hotel Fort Garry 

222 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0R3

Tel: (204) 942-8251 / Toll Free: 1(800) 665-8088 

Room rate $169 per night.
Guests should quote group Code 
10Z8S9 to receive this negotiated rate.

Fairmont Hotel 

2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 0Y3

Tel: (204)985-6211 / Toll Free: 1(800)441-1414 or winnipeg.reservations@fairmont.com

Room rates per Night: 

$229 Guestroom
$259 Corner Guestroom
$329 One Bedroom suite
$329 Gold Guestroom
$359 Deluxe One-Bedroom suite $429 Gold Suite 

Guests should quote group Code MANI0518 to receive this negotiated rate.


The Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown 

288 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0B8

Tel: (204)956-0410 / Toll Free: 1(800)339-5283 

Room rate per night is $119
Guests should mention MFL Convention when booking to receive this negotiated rate.

Alt Hotel 

310 Donald Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H3
Tel: (431) 800-4288 

Room rate per night is $139 (one Queen bed) or $159 (two Queen beds). Individual reservations can be made in one of three ways: 

Option 1: Through the hotel’s website (http://www.althotels.com/winnipeg), using the Group’s Block Code: MFL2018

Option 2: Using the Group’s direct designated link – http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=2019161&hotelID=97435 

Option 3: Directly through the hotel (1-844-946-6258), mentioning the Group Name / Block ID: Manitoba Federation of Labour 2334044

Holiday Inn & Suites Winnipeg Downtown 

360 Colony Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R3B 2P3

Tel: (204) 786-7011 / Toll Free: 1(866) 826-4457 

Room rate per night is $139
Guests should Mention Manitoba Federation of Labour when booking to receive this negotiated rate.

Convention Delegates

Representation at Convention is outlined in the MFL’s constitution, Article IV, Sections 4 and 7, as follows:

  1. Article IV, Section 4 (a):

    The Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress has approved the following number of representatives at conventions

  2.  (1) All Members of the Executive Council;

          (2) Local Unions  1 to 175 members ........... 1 Delegate

                                                          176 to 325 members .........2 Delegates

                                                          326 to 475 members .........3 Delegates

                                                          476 to 625 members .........4 Delegates

                                                          626 to 775 members .........5 Delegates

                                                          776 to 925 members .........6 Delegates

                                                          926 to 1,075 members ......7 Delegates 

           Continue to follow the same pattern, one (1) delegate for every additional 150 members.

          (3) Labour Councils - 2 Delegates; (4) Provincial Organizations or Joint Council - 1 Delegate. 



Article IV, Section 4 (c)
All labour council delegates and all provincial organization delegates must be members of unions affiliated with the Federation.

Article IV, Section 7
Any organization expelled or suspended by the Canadian Labour Congress will not be allowed representation in the Federation. An organization behind in its per capita tax for three months or more will not get recognition or representation in the Convention.

Alternates to Convention

Any local union may elect alternative delegates, but such alternate delegates shall have no voice or vote. Alternates must sit in the observers section of Convention. Should a delegate not be able to fulfill their obligation as a delegate to the convention, a letter from the Union President would be required and must state the replacement’s name and particulars. No delegate badge will be issued to an alternate unless the original delegate badge is returned. Those attending convention as an alternate and wish to have a convention kit will be required to pay $150.00.


The MFL will send credentials to affiliates no later than 120 days prior to convention. Delegates must register their credentials at least 15 days prior to the opening date of convention. 

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