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Today's news - Manitoba

Michelle McHale quits Manitoba NDP leadership race 2017-04-23 [CBC]

Union workers rally against budget 'attack' on public service 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Main Street Project funding cut – at least 8 people laid off 2017-04-19 [NUPGE]

Members of University of Winnipeg Students' Association ratify new agreement 2017-04-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

High turnover rate, lower wages prompt Brandon hospital lab techs to organize information picket 2017-04-17 [CBC]

Budget doesn't deliver for frontline workers as promised 2017-04-13 [NUPGE]

CUPE Local 1973 fights back against ER and program cuts 2017-04-12 [CUPE]

Budget leaves doors wide open for privatization 2017-04-12 [CUPE]

Labour Board finds that Manitoba Harvest violated rights of workers seeking unionization 2017-04-11 [Workers United]

Health care workers concerned with Pallister's health care cuts 2017-04-11 [CUPE]

Health care workers concerned with Pallister’s health care cuts 2017-04-09 [CUPE]

Update on WRHA Changes and ER Closures 2017-04-09 [CUPE]

Nurses' union calls Winnipeg hospital shakeup a 'front-line service cut' 2017-04-08 [CBC]

Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear Merit case against Manitoba Hydro 2017-03-30 [The Journal of Commerce]

Troubling comments about closing Manitoba ERs raise red flags 2017-03-29 [NUPGE]

Tories ready legislative assault on labour 2017-03-27 [Rank and File]

Winnipeg and its largest union trade accusations of unfair labour practices 2017-03-26 [CBC]

City accused of unfair bargaining 2017-03-25 [The Free Press]

Negotiations between City of Winnipeg and police union at an impasse 2017-03-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Accountability and Transparency for P3 privatization model is not “red tape”, it’s an essential public protection 2017-03-22 [CUPE]

Member Update on Government’s Plans for Wage Freezes and Caps, Health Care Bargaining Units 2017-03-22 [CUPE]

Kildonan Personal Care Centre Workers to Hold Info Pickets 2017-03-22 [CUPE]

Government's anti-labour legislation: history repeats itself 2017-03-22 [PIPSC]

Winnipeg police union accuses mayor of meddling in contract talks, applies for arbitration 2017-03-22 [CBC]

Unions have not ruled out court challenge to wage freeze legislation 2017-03-22 [CBC]

Wage freezes coming for Manitoba's public servants, doctors, nurses 2017-03-21 [CBC]

UFCW members at Unicity Taxi in Winnipeg sign new deal 2017-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Legislative battle between Pallister, unions begins Monday 2017-03-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg transit passenger slaps female driver in the face, rips shirt 2017-03-20 [Global]

Petition calls for one union for mine workers 2017-03-16 [The Reminder]

'I was so sad': Brandon workers speak out against federal cuts to Maple Leaf English classes 2017-03-15 [CBC]

'I'm going to kill you': Winnipeg bus driver punched, another threatened Friday night 2017-03-15 [CBC]

Manitoba Hydro tower collapse 'frightening' for workers 2017-03-14 [CBC]

Feds cut funding for English class at Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon: union 2017-03-14 [CBC]

Union boss says city workers set up to fail by 'hiring freeze' 2017-03-14 [Metro]

An interview with Basia Sokal, the new Winnipeg Labour Council president 2017-03-12 [Rank and File]

First contestant to launch Manitoba NDP leadership bid 2017-03-09 [CTV]

Safety concerns spur Winnipeg bus drivers to consider quitting, retiring: union 2017-03-09 [CBC]

IWD 2017 – Join the virtual Day of Action! 2017-03-07 [CUPE]

CUPE questions Pallister's PC MLA wage freeze – it's not genuine 2017-03-06 [CUPE]

MGEU campaign urges Premier to keep promise, protect services 2017-03-02 [NUPGE]

Government to reveal cost-control measures in spring legislature sitting 2017-03-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Public sector unions make statement on consultations with government 2017-02-12 [NUPGE]

Union leaders say Pallister pushing ahead with civil service cuts 2017-02-11 [CBC]

Reduced work week among possibilities facing Manitoba government workers 2017-02-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE Local 998 ratifies agreement with Manitoba Hydro, but vows to fight job cuts 2017-02-08 [CUPE]

Supreme Court rejects Merit Contractors latest attack on workers 2017-02-07 [NUPGE]

CUPE 998 vows to fight job cuts at Hydro 2017-02-06 [CUPE]

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Manitoba Hydro union requirement 2017-02-03 [CBC]

University of Winnipeg collective agreement imposed by labour board 2017-02-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

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 Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [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 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]