National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2015

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via @mfl.ca Since the 1980s, Canada’s labour movement has observed every April 28 as the Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. In 1990, Canada’s Parliament officially recognized the National Day of Mourning, and since then the tradition has spread to more than 100 countries. The Day of Mourning is a day to honour the memory of those workers who have died, and to stand up for safe and healthy jobs. Every year, the MFL and Labour Councils across Manitoba organize Read more [...]

Federal budget rewards the rich but fails every day Canadians

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via CUPE.ca Ottawa, ON - The Conservative’s 2015 federal budget may balance the books, but it is highly unbalanced in its impact on Canadians.  It puts millions of seniors at risk of poverty, abandons families in need of affordable child care and quality public health care, and doesn’t help Canadians workers who need better jobs, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees. “The Conservatives have chosen irresponsible economic policies that slash revenues to benefit a few corporations Read more [...]

Highlights from the 2015 CUPE Manitoba Convention

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Dauphin – Over one hundred union activists from across Manitoba gathered on April 8 -11 at Credit Union Place in Dauphin for the annual convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Manitoba. “We are proud to host this year’s convention in Dauphin,” said Kelly Moist who was re-elected as president of CUPEManitoba. “Dauphin has a rich history of progressive movements, from the ground breaking guaranteed wage project to our union activists today.” Keynote speakers Read more [...]

CUPE Manitoba holds annual convention in Dauphin, April 8 – 11

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Dauphin - Over one hundred union activists from across Manitoba are gathering at Credit Union Place in Dauphin for the annual convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Manitoba. “We are proud to host our annual convention here in Dauphin” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba “Dauphin has a rich history of progressive movements, from the groundbreaking guaranteed wage project to our union activists today”. Speakers at this year’s convention include: Wednesday, Read more [...]

CUPE Manitoba Welcomes New Members at the City of Steinbach

STEINBACH, MANITOBA – The Canadian Union of Public Employees is proud to welcome new members from the City of Steinbach Public Works and Solid Waste departments. “CUPE is Manitoba’s strongest union for municipal workers” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba “we know the types of issues municipal workers face, and we’re proud to represent members at the City of Steinbach”. CUPE will now represent approximately 26 members in the City of Steinbach, in addition to approximately Read more [...]