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#SKBudget – Health Care Infographic to Share

SEIU West - Wed, 2017-04-12 17:16
Information is power - share this information and encourage your networks to write/call their MLA!
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Ask Mark’s and Sport Chek “how safe are your factories in Bangladesh?”

UFCW Canada - Wed, 2017-04-12 14:20

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.

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Members of University of Winnipeg Students Association - Local 153 ratify new agreement

Members of University of Winnipeg Students Association - Local 153 ratified a new five-year collective agreement yesterday.

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Announcement: Annual General Meeting

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
11. Adjournment

*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%

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Manitoba budget doesn't deliver for frontline workers as promised

NUPGE - Wed, 2017-04-12 10:57

“For a government elected to improve public services, we didn’t see that backed up in this budget." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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B.C. decision to siphon WCB surplus a short-sighted strategy that could endanger workers

NUPGE - Wed, 2017-04-12 10:43

“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 

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The best way to protect against unscrupulous bank tactics? Empower workers

Rank and File - latest news - Wed, 2017-04-12 03:56
By Julia Smith CBC’s recent investigation into upselling by bank employees blew the door open on shady practices that have long plagued Canada’s financial institutions. The stories detailed toxic work environments where employees said they felt pressured to sell customers products they didn’t need — sometimes… Read More
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Kazakhstan: Union Leader Sentenced to Prison

LabourStart - Tue, 2017-04-11 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
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Contest: Retirement Gift Options

SEIU West - Tue, 2017-04-11 17:58
SEIU-West has an ongoing tradition of gifting members who are retiring a token of appreciation for their years of service in their workplace and as members in good standing. We are looking to further expand the options available so that members have a broader range of gift choice options with a view to keeping the cost under $100.
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Service Notice

SEIU West - Tue, 2017-04-11 17:51
SEIU-West is making some adjustments. The email and phone outage will be temporary.
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Activists unite at Equal Pay Day action to end the gender wage gap

UFCW Canada - Tue, 2017-04-11 17:23

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.

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Budget Doesn’t Deliver for Front-line as Promised

The Manitoba Government unveiled Budget 2017 today. MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky says that public sector workers will be largely underwhelmed by what they saw.

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Budget 2017 brings labour law improvements but fails on enforcement

PSAC - Tue, 2017-04-11 16:18
The 2017 Liberal budget has made some positive changes to the Canada Labour Code, which covers workers in federally regulated industries. But the budget has failed to provide the necessary staff and resources to improve compliance and enforcement of the...
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Bargaining with Canada Post resumes this week

PSAC - Tue, 2017-04-11 16:18
Our bargaining team has resumed negotiations with Canada Post Corporation, starting today April 11. The two-day session will continue tomorrow, April 12. To receive updates on bargaining, join the UPCE mailing list or visit the UPCE bargaining...
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Local 351 members to send message: Westman diagnostic services at risk

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.

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Union Left with More Questions than Answers from Sara Riel "Restructuring"

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.”

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MGEU Responds to Government Document Leak about Air Services Privatization

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.

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Film: KONELINE – Our Land Beautiful

SEIU West - Tue, 2017-04-11 11:33
It is not your typical environmental film, and is instead a film about the struggle to balance jobs and the environment, and about respecting all the inhabitants and users including miners, hunters, fishermen, business owners, Aboriginal youth and elders, outfitters and power linemen.
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