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Today's news - Manitoba

Province hopes to free up police by offloading potentially violent patients on nurses: union 2018-06-23 [CBC]

Job losses and program cuts at Red River College 2018-06-16 [NUPGE]

Largest health care local in Winnipeg says chaos and cuts must end 2018-06-12 [CUPE]

Event chance for worker advocacy centre to bid farewell 2018-06-12 [The Sun]

Workers at Viterra join the union 2018-06-11 [UFCW]

Partnership makes its case for injunction against legislated wage freezes 2018-06-01 [NUPGE]

Health Care Changes Continue to Concern CUPE 2018-06-01 [CUPE]

Workers at Rod McGillivary Memorial Home in The Pas join MGEU 2018-05-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government argues it has power to freeze wages for unionized staff 2018-05-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Mediator to speak with Caesars Windsor management and union Wednesday 2018-05-30 [CBC]

Government had 'no open mind' before introducing wage-freeze bill, unions argue 2018-05-30 [CBC]

Grant elected Manitoba Federation of Labour Workers of Colour vice-president 2018-05-30 [The Sun]

Public sector workers asking court to stop province's wage freeze 2018-05-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government, unions heading to court over wage freeze bill 2018-05-29 [CBC]

Port of Churchill must be returned to public ownership 2018-05-28 [PSAC]

Public sector workers protest 'unconstitutional' wage freeze, service cuts 2018-05-28 [The Sun]

MFL prez re-elected for fourth term 2018-05-27 [The Sun]

Winnipeg worker dies at city's water treatment plant 2018-05-24 [CBC]

CUPE 998 looks forward to advocating for members with new Efficiency Manitoba Board 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

Strike ends as union wins gains at Aryzta 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

100th anniversary of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books 2018-05-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg bakers rise up against multinational 2018-05-17 [Rank and File]

Province to repeal union rights on public construction projects 2018-05-16 [The Journal of Commerce]

MGEU President stands with members as government closes Killarney office 2018-05-15 [NUPGE]

Millennium Library workers to make up shifts lost due to whiteout parties 2018-05-15 [CBC]

Winnipeg Airport latest Swissport victory for IAM 2018-05-14 [IAMAW]

U of M apologizes to faculty association, will pay labour board penalty 2018-05-13 [The Free Press]

MGEU concerned that Bill 29 will be disruptive to health care for Manitobans 2018-05-12 [NUPGE]

Conservative government takes another step in battles with unions 2018-05-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Critics say reduction of health-care bargaining units 'a waste of money, time' 2018-05-11 [The Sun]

Bill ignores Labour Management Review recommendaitons 2018-05-11 [NUPGE]

Province wants to end agreements that require government construction contractors to pay union dues 2018-05-11 [CBC]

Shelter organizations ratify new agreements 2018-05-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Tories proclaim bill to amalgamate health-care bargaining units 2018-05-10 [The Free Press]

Government proclaims bargaining unit bill described as a 'waste':report 2018-05-10 [The National Post]

Province Makes Board Appointments to WCB 2018-05-08 [The Post]

Nursing staff shortages pushing health system toward hallway medicine, union says 2018-05-03 [CBC]

Union warns of layoffs in air service 2018-05-03 [The Free Press]

Workers at Aryzta vote to strike 2018-05-01 [UFCW]

Breaking new ground on the Manitoba Workers Memorial 2018-04-30 [NUPGE]

Union pays tribute to 27 fallen workers during National Day of Mourning 2018-04-30 [The Citizen]

Father of worker killed on the job still searching for answers months later 2018-04-29 [CBC]

CUPE Manitoba supports Cirque Du So Gay 2018-04-29 [CUPE]

27 workplace-related deaths last year a reminder that safety on the job matters: Safe Work Manitoba 2018-04-28 [CBC]

MNU President Responds to Health Minister’s Refusal to Accept Evidence for Improving Long-Term Care 2018-04-28 [CFNU]

4 Winnipeg unions say city labour relations are 'in chaos' 2018-04-26 [CBC]

Labour board upholds ruling in favour of U of M faculty 2018-04-22 [The Free Press]

Union asks province for $7M loan to help Winnipeg Transit buy 20 electric buses 2018-04-20 [CBC]

Killarney office closure short-sighted; Gawronsky asks Premier to reconsider 2018-04-11 [NUPGE]

New president will take USW Local 6166 reins just months before smelter, refinery shutdown 2018-04-06 [The Citizen]

This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]