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Today's news - Manitoba

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]

'Just a smile': Union calls on riders to show love for Winnipeg Transit drivers 2019-03-18 [CBC]

'It's a dark stain on our city': Millennium Library lovers meet with staff to discuss security measures 2019-03-15 [CBC]

Increased fees add up for medical lab professionals 2019-03-12 [NUPGE]

'Huge, confusing mess': Health workers' union worried about delays after Appeal Court ruling 2019-03-12 [CBC]

Province to review security services at health facilities following rise in meth-related violent incidents 2019-03-11 [CBC]

For women and for our union, not one step back 2019-03-08 [CUPE]

CUPE calls on government to postpone The Health System Governance and Accountability Act 2019-03-08 [CUPE]

Diageo distillery workers in Gimli, Man., sign deal 2019-03-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Violence against health-care workers 'increasing tremendously,' says Winnipeg MP and physician 2019-03-02 [CBC]

Patient Transport Services workers in Winnipeg join MGEU 2019-03-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union official tells employment minister she doesn't look fat in her pants during press conference exchange 2019-02-22 [CBC]

Looking back on the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-02-13 [Winnipeg Free Press]

MGEU campaign profiles the People Behind the Public 2019-02-06 [NUPGE]

Call centre members at Integrated Messaging Inc. win more vacation, sick days 2019-02-03 [UFCW Canada]

Call-centre workers at Winnipeg’s Integrated Messaging sign contract 2019-02-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MGEU members at NCN Personal Care Home ready to take strike action 2019-01-28 [NUPGE]

CUPE raises red flags on education review 2019-01-28 [CUPE]

CUPE accuses MGEU of 'fear-mongering' in government merger of health sector bargaining units 2019-01-26 [CBC]

CUPE raises red flags on education review 2019-01-25 [CUPE]

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation personal care home workers took strike vote Jan. 24 2019-01-25 [The Citizen]

Unions blast Manitoba government's move to merge health sector bargaining units 2019-01-25 [CBC]

Manufacturing members at Westburne Electric Supply secure better wages 2019-01-20 [UFCW]

Security guards struggle with lack of training, authority, union says after stabbing at Manitoba EIA office 2019-01-18 [CBC]

Employees at Winnipeg’s Westburne Electric Supply secure higher wages 2019-01-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Hospitality workers at Stella’s in Winnipeg join UFCW 2019-01-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

100th anniversary of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books 2019-01-05 [CBC]

Province privatizing seasonal road work 2019-01-03 [CBC]

Job cuts ahead: Layoff protection for Manitoba’s civil servants about to end 2018-12-31 [Global]

Job cuts ahead: Layoff protection for Manitoba's civil servants about to end 2018-12-30 [CTV]

Transit inspector stations in force at busiest, most dangerous downtown bus stops 2018-12-27 [CBC]

Posties Play Grinch at MP’s Christmas Open House  ActNOW!  2018-12-25 [The Post]

Employees at Winnipeg’s Stella’s Sherbrook vote to join union 2018-12-23 [Global]

Restaurant workers vote for union amid harassment controversy 2018-12-22 [OHS Canada]

2nd Stella's Cafe votes to join union 2018-12-22 [CBC]

This month in labour history

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

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 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]

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]

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]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [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 establishes 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 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]

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]