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Toronto – April 12, 2017 – With the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse fast approaching, UFCW Canada is calling on members, activists, and allies to help verify safe working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.
Members of University of Winnipeg Students Association - Local 153 ratified a new five-year collective agreement yesterday.
The Annual General meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Arts & Humanities Building, room 1R40.
Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting.
You are entitled to 2 hours away from work (including your regularly scheduled meal period) to attend this meeting. In addition, if you work away from main campus, you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel. This time does not need to be made up.
In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws, the agenda will be as follows:
1. Approval of the Agenda
2. Approval of the Minutes: General Meeting held December 13, 2016 (Member Area)*
3. Business Arising out of the Minutes
4. President’s Report
5. Report of the Treasurer**
6. Report of Chief Steward
7. Reports of Standing Committees
8. Reports of Special Committees
9. Any Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings
10. New Business
*You must sign in to view the Member Area, to read the General Meeting minutes
**A motion will be made to raise dues by .45% to a total of 1.7%
“For a government elected to improve public services, we didn’t see that backed up in this budget." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“If there is a surplus in this fund, it should be used for prevention programs, training, and stronger and more regular enforcement.” — Stephanie Smith, President BCGEU
Toronto – April 11, 2017 – UFCW Canada joined hundreds of activists outside the Ontario Legislature to speak out against the gender wage gap, and to bring attention to Equal Pay Day – a day that marks how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year.
The Manitoba Government unveiled Budget 2017 today. MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky says that public sector workers will be largely underwhelmed by what they saw.
After more than three years without a collective agreement, members of Westman Lab – Local 351 plan to send a message to the Pallister government: enough is enough ― Westman residents deserve the same quality of diagnostic care as those in Winnipeg and other areas.
Sara Riel Inc. recently eliminated a number of positions, including the position of one front-line MGEU member, due to what management refers to as an “organizational restructure due to economic constraints.”
Yesterday the MGEU learned through media reports that the Manitoba Government is interested in privatizing the Air Services Branch, including air ambulance and wildfire suppression.