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For Immediate Release

(WINNIPEG) Today the Partnership to Defend Public Services (PDPS), representing more than 110,000 Manitoba workers, filed a notice of motion for the injunction it is seeking against the so-called Public Services Sustainability Act, passed by the Pallister government.

On September 19, 2017, community and union members joined together to tell the Pallister Government to increase the minimum wage to $15-an-hour at a rally hosted by the Manitoba Federation of Labour and Make Poverty History Manitoba.

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As we head into the Labour Day long weekend, I encourage all Manitobans to take a moment and think about the importance of the labour movement and the benefits it has brought to working people in Manitoba and across our country.

Winnipeg Airport Strike Alert - distributed on behalf of PSAC:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2017

Winnipeg, MB – A strike will begin at the Winnipeg Airport Monday morning (July 24, 2017) at 3:00am, unless the employer tables an acceptable offer overnight.

Today the Partnership to Defend Public Services, representing more than 110,000 Manitoba workers, filed for an injunction against the so-called Public Services Sustainability Act, recently passed by the Pallister government.

Distributed on behalf of the CLC:

Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills
C-377 and C-525.

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Standing Up for Fairness for Injured Workers

It’s hard to believe but Brian Pallister is seriously considering making Workers Compensation less fair for injured workers.

Under pressure from business lobbyists and employer groups, the PC government is looking at changes that would make life more difficult for injured workers to get the support they need and the benefits they deserve – things like:

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