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National Physiotherapy Month

With over 20,000 registered physiotherapists in Canada, National Physiotherapy Month is an opportunity to celebrate the profession and recognize the expertise and care that physiotherapists provide to promote good health, prevent injury, and improve the physical function and well-being of Canadians through the treatment of a wide range of conditions.

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May is Speech & Hearing Awareness Month

Many of us take our ability to communicate for granted. Yet the ability to speak, hear and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. Each year the month of May is dedicated to raising public awareness about communication health issues and highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication health issues.

Speech & Hearing Awareness Month

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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Egypt: Relentless assault on rights of workers and trade unionists

LabourStart - Sat, 2017-04-29 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: AI
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Asian Heritage Month – May 2017

UFCW Canada - Sat, 2017-04-29 09:00

Toronto – April 29, 2017 – Asian Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the long, rich, and ever-growing history of Asian Canadians and their continuous contributions to the cultural fabric of our country.

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Weekend Video: Widows of Chemical Valley

Rank and File - latest news - Sat, 2017-04-29 04:40
In Sarnia Ontario’s Chemical valley, life can be end painfully because of industry’s silent killers. About 1000 workers a year die each year on the job in Canada. Many more die slow painful deaths. Sarnia is home to one of the world’s largest petrochemical complexes,… Read More
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Federal public service unions react cautiously to the government working group on Phoenix

PSAC - Fri, 2017-04-28 20:18
Ottawa, April 28, 2017 – Representatives from several public service unions reacted cautiously yesterday to the creation of a government working group to tackle the Phoenix pay system. The “Working Group of Ministers on Achieving Steady...
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Brazil: Brazilians sick of corrupt politicians hit the streets to protest austerity measures

LabourStart - Fri, 2017-04-28 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Guardian
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Unions fight back on budget cuts and threat of privatizing Crowns

SEIU West - Fri, 2017-04-28 18:11
Neil Colmin, Vice President SEIU West in Moose Jaw, noted that the SaskParty began talking about transformational change one year ago, but after not mentioning it during the last election campaign, they then put everything on the table and made significant cuts. “In last month’s budget, we saw deep cuts. Mean, spirited cuts, targeted at services and programs that people rely upon daily.”
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Rally against Bill 40 in Swift Current, April 21, 2017

SEIU West - Fri, 2017-04-28 18:09
A rally against Bill 40 and the privatization of Crown corporations took place at the office of Swift Current MLA and Premier Brad Wall, April 21. A town hall meeting to create public awareness about the bill, which is currently under consideration by the provincial legislature, took place in Swift Current the previous evening. These events were organized by the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 397 and representatives from SEIU-West and Unifor Local 3 also participated in the activities. Similar events have taken place in other cities and towns across Saskatchewan.
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Come for the races and stay for the barbecue!


The MAHCP Conquer-Oars are looking for paddlers to join their Dragon Boat team on the waters of Lake Shirley June 2 and 3, in benefit of the Canadian Cancer Society.

The River City Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place at the Manitoba Waterski & Wakeboard Park (365 Murdock Road in east Winnipeg), is a chance to savour the great outdoors, share laughs with your teammates and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere and entertainment.

For 2017, the team will also be enjoying a free barbecue on Saturday, June 3!

If you can’t make it out to the event, the Conquer-Oars hope that you consider making a donation to the team via its profile page:

All donations go towards the work of the research teams that the Canadian Cancer Society supports in Manitoba, including right here in Winnipeg.

Email for more information or to sign up for the team.

Paddles up MAHCP Conquer-Oars!

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Mourning Manitoba's Workplace Deaths

April 28th marks the National Day of Mourning with events taking place across the country to remember and mourn those who have been killed or injured on the job. Last year alone, 25 Manitoba workers died on the job or from occupational disease.

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Questions Surround Changes in Home Care Program

Home care workers are worried what changes may be on the horizon for Winnipeg’s home care program and how that may affect the service for their clients. The uncertainty stems from an article that recently appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press and a press release posted on the Winnipeg Regional Health Authorities (WRHA) website.

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YWCA Thompson Residence Inc. - Local 424 ratifies new agreement

Members of the YWCA Thompson Residence Inc. - Local 424, who provide services ranging from cooking to housekeeping to reception at the facility, ratified a new three-year agreement this week.

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April 28 Day of Mourning: Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living!

SEIU West - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:06
On April 28th, we remember and mourn for the workers who have been injured or killed on the job. In remembering, we must not let those lost lives be in vain. We need to rejuvenate our efforts to make sure all workers can come home from work safe and healthy every day.
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NDP have shaped the ballot box question in B.C. election

UFCW Canada - Fri, 2017-04-28 10:05

Vancouver – April 28, 2017 – With less than two weeks left in the British Columbia provincial election campaign, John Horgan and the B.C. NDP appear to have the wind in their sails.

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Déclaration de l’ACPPU à l’occasion du Jour de deuil national 2017

CAUT - Fri, 2017-04-28 08:00

(Ottawa— 28 avril 2017) L’Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université (ACPPU) joint sa voix aujourd’hui à celle des syndicats et des associations d’employés dans tout le pays pour souligner le 26e anniversaire du Jour du deuil national à la mémoire des personnes mortes ou blessées au travail.

Vingt-cinq ans se sont écoulés depuis ce 9 mai 1992 où la mine de charbon Westray à Plymouth (Nouvelle-Écosse) explosa, tuant 26 mineurs. À la suite de cette tragédie, au prix d’une dure lutte, travailleurs et syndicats ont obtenu du gouvernement fédéral des mesures de protection importantes en matière de santé et de sécurité dans le cadre d’une loi faisant des violations aux normes de la sécurité au travail des délits criminels.

Réfléchissons particulièrement cette année au fait que, malgré cette victoire, des travailleurs continuent de mourir ou d’être blessés au travail, peu d’accusations ont été portées en vertu de cette loi et une seule peine d’emprisonnement a été infligée. 

À l’occasion du Jour de deuil national, l’ACPPU demande aux gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux de faire un examen de conscience, de déterminer pourquoi si peu d’employeurs ont dû rendre des comptes, et à investir dans la formation des policiers et des procureurs de la Couronne. L’ACPPU exhorte également les ministères du Travail, les services policiers et d’autres autorités compétentes dans les provinces à mieux travailler ensemble, pour que les décès au travail injustifiés appartiennent de plus en plus aux choses du passé.  


Pour de plus amples informations, contactez :

Lisa Keller, agente de communication de l’Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université, 613-726-5186 (bureau), 613-222-3530 (cellulaire),



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CAUT Statement on the National Day of Mourning 2017

CAUT - Fri, 2017-04-28 08:00
The Canadian Association of University Teachers joins with unions and employee associations across Canada in marking the 26th National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.
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The history behind Canada’s National Day of Mourning

Rank and File - latest news - Fri, 2017-04-28 03:46
By Dorothy Wigmore April 28 has many names. In Canada, it’s the Day of Mourning. In the United States and the United Kingdom, it’s Workers’ Memorial Day. The International Labour Organization calls it the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Marked around the world,… Read More
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Government’s new plan falls short of complete fix for Phoenix

PSAC - Thu, 2017-04-27 21:18
The federal government has announced a new plan to deal with the failed Phoenix pay system. The plan includes a new task force of senior ministers in the government.  “Our members have been dealing with the consequences of the Phoenix...
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Global: A May Day message

LabourStart - Thu, 2017-04-27 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
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