News

This page is devoted to keeping our members and the public aware of emerging issues, concerns and successes  that impact all of us within the Labour Movement.

Check here often for the latest happenings on the local and worldwide “Labour Front.”


 

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IBEW Local 2034 Donates to Katie Cares - Katie's Cottage

Katie Cares Katie's Cottage IBEW Local 2034 Donates September 29, 2017 | Written by Katie[...]
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Origins of Labour Day

Origins of Labour Day Labour Day has its roots in an 1872 printers’ strike in Toronto. Fighting for[...]
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The Vital Role of Trade Unions

At a milestone in Canada's history, the vital role of trade unions remains overlooked Ed Fin[...]
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Manitoba Hydro Now Inspecting Hundreds of Towers to Ensure their Safety

5 Manitoba Hydro transmission towers collapse during assembly By Vera-Lynn Kubinec, Katie N[...]
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Manitoba Hydro Tower Collapse 'Frightening' for Workers

Stop work order issued after February incident near Gillam By Vera-Lynn Kubinec, CBC News Poste[...]
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5 Manitoba Hydro Transmission Towers Collapse During Assembly

Manitoba Hydro now inspecting hundreds of towers to ensure their safety By Vera-Lynn Kubinec, K[...]
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Canada’s Unions Celebrate Repeal of Controversial Anti-Union Legislation

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Canada’s unions are celebr[...]
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Manitoba's Unions are Ready to Fight Proposed Labour Legislation

Meagan Gillmore June 12, 2017 Manitoba's labour leaders [...]
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Manitoba turns the clock back on workers’ rights

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 The Canadian Labo[...]
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City of Winnipeg's largest union receives 'significant' strike mandate

85% of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500 members vote to reject city contract offer [...]
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Liberals break pension plan promise with Bill C-27

Peter Whitaker        June 6, 2017 On October 19, 2016, the anniversa[...]
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CUPE Local 500 to vote on offer Wednesday

Rejection would give union a strike mandate. CBC News Posted: Jun 06, 2017 4:50 PM [...]
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Unions Promise Court Challenge

Manitoba government pushing wage-freeze bill through legislature 06/01/2017 WINNIPEG (CP) — Mani[...]
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Bill 28 - An Assault on Manitoba Workers

WINNIPEG, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ The overnight assault on the rights of working people in Manit[...]
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Employer Prosecuted for Workplace Incident

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) is reminding employers to ensure workplaces are safe and that work[...]
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The Workplace Safety and Health Act

Manitoba Government Launches Five-year Review The Minister’s Advisory Council on Workplace Safet[...]
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Coalition of Unions to challenge Tories' Wage-Control Bill

Labour federation to challenge Tories' wage-control bill in coming weeks By: Nick Martin Pos[...]
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Manitoba government's anti-labour legislation: history repeats itself

  Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada March 21, 2017 [...]
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Layoffs not off the table for public sector employees: Premier

Manitoba unions have not ruled out court challenge to wage freeze legislation CBC News Posted: Ma[...]
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Legislation introduced Monday would block wage increases for 2 years

Wage freezes coming for Manitoba's public servants, doctors, nurses By Kristin Annable an[...]
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MGEU Campaign Urges Premier to Keep Promise, Protect Services

“During the last provincial election, the Conservatives vowed to protect public servic[...]
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Manitoba to reveal cost-control measures in spring legislature sitting

Premier Pallister was elected largely on a promise to control spending By Steve Lambert 02/28/20[...]
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Manitoba's public sector unions make statement on consultations with government

Flying in the face of the Manitoba government's invitation to find ways to improve t[...]
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Union leaders say Pallister pushing ahead with civil service cuts

'We want to work constructively with the province to find a balanced approach,' labour group says M[...]
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Manitoba's public sector unions make statement on consultations with government

Flying in the face of the Manitoba government's invitation to find ways to improve t[...]
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Union leaders say Pallister pushing ahead with civil service cuts

'We want to work constructively with the province to find a balanced approach,' labour group says. [...]
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Crown corporation cuts will follow immediate 30% reduction in executive team, management restructuring

Manitoba Hydro to shrink workforce by roughly 900 positions Manitoba Hydro will cut[...]
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Reduced work week among possibilities facing Manitoba government workers

Premier proposes pension plan changes, imposed wage settlements in letter WINNIPEG (CP) — Manit[...]
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CUPE Local 998 ratifies agreement with Manitoba Hydro

CUPE Local 998 vows to fight job cuts announced on February 3, 2017 CUPE Local 998 members ha[...]
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Crown corporation says 0 per cent pay increase not connected to PC vow to balance books

Hydro workers agree to wage freeze, union demands respect from Pallister Posted: Jan 10, 2017 b[...]
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Manitoba Hydro Workers' Wages Frozen

Crown corporation facing high costs and debt. 01/10/2017 Premier Brian Pallister and Finance[...]
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CBC Report on Manitoba Hydro Salaries

Hydro compensation documents show some workers such as lodge administrators and storekeepers took ho[...]
Understanding the University of Manitoba Strike



Understanding the University of Manitoba Strike



Posted on November 11, 2016 in Manitoba, Post-Secondary Education. By Scott Price 12[...]
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Pallister Conservatives pass Bill 7

November 10,2016 Today, the Pallister Conservatives passed Bill 7 at third reading. The legisla[...]
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Government Repeals Anti-Union Legislation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 On Wednesday, Parliament vo[...]
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Manitoba's Bill 7 invokes democracy even as it threatens the right to unionize

By Sudhir Sandhu October 12, 2016 Democracy. The word carries a deep meaning [...]
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Bill 7 passed second reading this week, heading to committee

'It's an attack on workers': NDP pans PC labour bill CBC News Posted: Oct 14, 2016 3:55[...]
Manitoba Hydro to hike electricity rates, cut staff

Manitoba Hydro to hike electricity rates, cut staff

Manitoba Hydro CEO Kelvin Shepherd said the corporation will have to raise rates and cut costs to [...]
Largest Manitoba Hydro union not expecting job cuts

Largest Manitoba Hydro union not expecting job cuts

The largest union at Manitoba Hydro says it's not expecting any frontline workers will lose thei[...]
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Closure of Canada’s only deep-water Arctic port ‘shocking’ By Levon Sevunts, Radio Canada Inter[...]
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Port of Churchill employees ‘blindsided’ by pink slips: Union

Shelden Rogers & Katherine Dow, CTV Winnipeg Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 [...]
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UPDATE --- Canada Post Issues 72-Hour Lockout Notice

Canada Post has issued a 72-hour lockout notice to its 50,000 postal workers. In a release issued[...]
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