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Today's news - Manitoba

MGEU wins 2 big Community Support grievances 2019-05-23 [NUPGE]

Meetings with Concordia employees delayed as health authority scrambling to determine staffing needs 2019-05-23 [CBC]

Fighting for change: Alumni in the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-05-22 [Today]

'Lingering hostilities' blamed for lack of 1919 Winnipeg strike monuments 2019-05-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg Transit drivers’ fare strike ATU’s first in North America 2019-05-19 [Rank and File]

Winnipeg General Strike was 'large and difficult defeat' in 1919 but benefits workers today 2019-05-19 [CBC]

Urgent Care at Concordia response to community mobilizing: now it’s time to end the chaos in health care 2019-05-18 [CUPE]

The Winnipeg General Strike at 100 2019-05-17 [The Media Co-op]

Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, from unrest to Bloody Saturday fallout 2019-05-16 [CBC]

How the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike led to bloodshed and political change 2019-05-16 [The Star]

What the Winnipeg General Strike Can Teach Us About Class, Capitalism, and Greed 2019-05-16 [The Walrus]

Workers' demands for rights and a living wage shook the nation over 42 days in 1919 2019-05-16 [CBC]

The General Strike was a battle for the soul of Winnipeg 2019-05-15 [The Globe and Mail]

No fare: Transit drivers offer free rides to pressure city for new contract 2019-05-15 [CBC]

Transit union plans job action that could turn Tuesday into 'free ride day' in Winnipeg 2019-05-14 [CBC]

Nurses fight Manitoba’s health care crisis 2019-05-14 [Rank and File]

Boots Riley on labour organizing for social justice 2019-05-14 [Rank and File]

Winnipeg transit drivers not enforcing fares on Tuesday 2019-05-14 [Rank and File]

Transit union plans job action that could turn Tuesday into 'free ride day' in Winnipeg 2019-05-14 [CBC]

Winnipeg General Strike shows true power is with the people, activist, filmmaker Boots Riley says 2019-05-14 [CBC]

The 1919 General Strike was a battle for Winnipeg’s soul 2019-05-11 [The Globe and Mail]

Government losing ground on employee engagement, survey suggests 2019-05-10 [CBC]

Maintenance retention key to new deal at Keewatin Air in Winnipeg 2019-05-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE MB calls on more support to midwives on International Day of the Midwife 2019-05-08 [CUPE]

Pallister Government plans to remove 1,000 more units from Manitoba Housing 2019-05-06 [NUPGE]

MGEU members at Canadian Base Operators ratify first agreement 2019-05-06 [NUPGE]

Employers getting $74M back from Workers Compensation Board after surplus 2019-05-04 [CBC]

Strike was crushed, its ideals were not 2019-05-03 [The Free Press]

Community-care workers in St-Malo, Man., ratify new contract 2019-05-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Steelworkers commemorate 25 work-related deaths during National Day of Mourning 2019-04-30 [The Citizen]

Transit workers feeling betrayed by city on official day of mourning 2019-04-27 [The Free Press]

'25 too many': Manitoba leaders mark national day for those injured, killed at work 2019-04-27 [CBC]

Winnipeg’s Université de Saint-Boniface support workers ratify new contract 2019-04-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Winnipeg speech-language pathologists join MGEU 2019-04-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Impact of Winnipeg General Strike still felt a century later 2019-04-20 [The Free Press]

Opposition parties delay bills affecting health care services, public construction projects, and more 2019-04-18 [CBC]

Premier picking fights with workers 100 years after general strike, labour leader says 2019-04-18 [CBC]

Child welfare unit for newcomers abruptly closed 2019-04-15 [NUPGE]

Union, planning committee to probe Winnipeg city workers’ abuse of paid time 2019-04-09 [Global]

Winnipeg Transit workers reject city contract offer by 98 per cent 2019-04-06 [CBC]

Health care restructuring leaves more questions than answers 2019-04-01 [NUPGE]

Province to pull nurses ad that union says is demeaning to women 2019-03-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

City, transit union exchange words ahead of contract vote 2019-03-29 [CBC]

Liquor Marts putting new safety measure in place 2019-03-25 [NUPGE]

Basia Sokal Resigns as Winnipeg Labour Council President 2019-03-25 [Rank and File Radio]

Two colleges ratify new collective agreements 2019-03-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Winnipeg labour leader quits; cites sexist comments, treatment by men 2019-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Winnipeg Labour Council boss stepping down after alleged 'degrading and disgusting' remarks 2019-03-21 [CBC]

Library Security & Harm Reduction in the Workplace 2019-03-20 [Rank and File]

Province closing Curriculum Support Centre 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. She is later buried in Chicago with the Haymarket martyrs. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]