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Today's news - Manitoba

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]

Mandatory Overtime at St. Boniface Hospital Reaches Crisis Level 2018-04-03 [CFNU]

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with New Flyer in Winnipeg 2018-04-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with New Flyer 2018-03-31 [Unifor]

MGEU welcomes 3 new locals 2018-03-28 [NUPGE]

Safeway workers ratify new contract 2018-03-27 [CBC]

Wage gains, benefits protected in new deal for Manitoba Safeway workers 2018-03-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nurses in crisis over overtime: union 2018-03-22 [The Free Press]

Pallister bungling continues at Manitoba Hydro 2018-03-22 [Unifor]

Winnipeg Instabox workers ratify new 4-year deal 2018-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba to hike parental leaves from 37 to 63 weeks 2018-03-21 [winnipegfreepress]

Safeway strike averted 2018-03-19 [The Free Press]

Union for Safeway workers in Manitoba reach tentative deal with company 2018-03-19 [News 1130]

Entire new school to be built with savings from ditched PPP projects 2018-03-17 [PSI]

CUPE members in Manitoba celebrate major victory against P3s 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

Government cancels proposed P3 schools: commitment to keep new schools public right step 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

MGEU paramedics hopeful arbitration ruling is first step towards respectful workplace 2018-03-08 [NUPGE]

Strike mandate given overwhelming support by Manitoba Safeway workers 2018-03-06 [CBC]

Strike mandate given overwhelming support by Manitoba Safeway workers 2018-03-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba Safeway workers give overwhelming support for strike mandate 2018-03-06 [CTV News]

Union trash talks Winnipeg’s newest private garbage collectors 2018-03-03 [APTN]

Medical Carriers LTD Drivers Vote to Join CUPW! 2018-02-28 [CUPW]

Union asks cities to lobby feds to fix Phoenix pay system 2018-02-28 [The Free Press]

Virden paramedic wants top job at MB’s biggest union 2018-02-11 [The Empire-Advance]

Safeway workers' union hopes for strike mandate to back contract talks 2018-02-10 [CTV]

Union holds strike vote for all Safeway stores in Manitoba 2018-02-10 [CBC]

Safeway workers to decide on strike mandate 2018-02-09 [The Free Press]

Safeway Bargaining Update, February 8, 2018 2018-02-09 [UFCW]

Hydro union leader targets safety and contracting out as rate hearings wind down 2018-02-05 [CBC]

Government Kills PowerSmart 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

Union creates new local for 7,000 Winnipeg health-care workers 2018-02-01 [CBC]

U of Manitoba violated bargaining law during faculty strike, labour board rules 2018-02-01 [CBC]

Hospital workers' union says health reforms putting patients at risk 2018-01-31 [The Free Press]

'Conditions are unacceptable': Internal report says 2 Manitoba labs danger to patients, staff 2018-01-30 [CBC]

Spike in meth use a safety concern for paramedics, ER doctors in Winnipeg 2018-01-27 [CBC]

No bulky waste pick-up for CUPE 2018-01-27 [CTV]

Solidarity Message from Unionized Tim Hortons Workers 2018-01-20 [WUCC]

Hydro contractor employee dies after being struck by falling steel 2018-01-19 [CBC]

Reasons to be skeptical of KPMG’s advice for the province 2018-01-19 [CALM]

Firefighters union boss says he's worth it 2018-01-18 [The Sun]

Workers at Securitas in Winnipeg ratify new 3-year agreement 2018-01-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MGEU files complaint to get health-care support-services employers to bargain 2018-01-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Bus driver struggles with psychological trauma following crash: Union 2018-01-07 [The Sun]

Union says health-care workers being 'held hostage' in contract negotiations, files Labour Board complaint 2018-01-07 [CBC]

Union alleges province ordered 26 health-care employers not to bargain 2018-01-06 [The Free Press]

CUPE welcomes Flight Medics/Nurses at Vanguard Air as newest members 2018-01-04 [CUPE]

New wrinkle in wage-control bill saga 2018-01-03 [The Free Press]

This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]