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MAHCP Open House Tour heads to Northern Manitoba this week

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The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is pleased to announce that its MAHCP Open House Tour is headed to Northern Manitoba this week, March 5 to 7, 2019.

These Open House stops are open to our MAHCP members and – as will be the case for all meetings scheduled for this tour – to all Provincial health care employees in Professional/Technical/Paramedical who would like to learn more about MAHCP.

In attendance will be MAHCP President Bob Moroz, Vice-President Tanya Burnside, and MAHCP staff to answer your questions.

Here’s a list of the open houses:

Thompson:   Tuesday, March 5, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
                         at the USW Local 6166, 19 Elizabeth Drive

Flin Flon:      Wednesday, March 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
                         at the Victoria Inn, Northern Room

The Pas:        Thursday, March 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Kin Center,  
                         Golden Agers Room, 324 Ross Ave(use back entrance)

A light meal and refreshments will be available, as well as MAHCP materials and gear.

For MAHCP members in Snow Lake, there’s a lunch meeting with President Moroz and Vice President Burnside on Wednesday, March 6, at the Diamond Willow Inn from 12-1 p.m. MAHCP will provide lunch off the menu for anyone who can make this meeting. Please RSVP by emailing Executive Liaison Tim Smith at tim@mahcp.ca by 6 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) if you can attend.

There are plans to visit more communities all over Manitoba in the coming weeks. More dates will be announced on our www.mahcp.ca website.

Please e-mail info@mahcp.ca if you have any questions about the tour, and visit www.onestrongvoice.ca for more information on Bill 29.


International Women’s Day

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March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.

Innovation and technology can help empower women and girls. Yet a growing digital divides means that women are underrepresented in fields like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Let’s reverse this trend and innovate for change!

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #InnovateForChange, is a call to action, asking everyone to harness the power of technology to create a more equal world. By removing the barriers facing women in STEM, we can unleash new ideas and solutions that will transform our society and strengthen our economy.

Politics Blog — The Ford-Kenney twins

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Toronto – March 2, 2019 - When Doug Ford and Jason Kenney met up last August at the federal Conservative convention in Halifax,  Kenney claimed it was the beginning of bromance that was so strong, that they were finishing each other’s sentences.

MAHCP March Newsletter

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The March newsletter is now available, with the announcement of the winners of our inaugural MAHCP Video Contest, and articles from MAHCP President Bob Moroz, Vice President Tanya Burnside and updates on our sponsored events, including the upcoming 1919 Winnipeg General Strike Centennial Celebrations. Please encourage your MAHCP colleagues to read our March newsletter, thank you!

UFCW Statement on Amazon Plan to Open New Grocer Chain

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) President Marc Perrone released the following statement in response to news that Amazon will be launching a new grocery chain.

“Make no mistake, Amazon’s new and ruthless supermarket strategy is its latest salvo bent on destroying good American jobs to enrich one billionaire – Jeff Bezos.

“Amazon isn’t about providing better food or customer service, and it certainly is not about fair competition. Launching this grocery chain is an aggressive expansion of Amazon’s market power as it seeks to fundamentally change our country’s food retail and service economy while eliminating as many retail workers as possible.

“It is time that Republicans and Democrats realize that Amazon’s predatory business model is wrong for this nation and will needlessly destroy millions of jobs in every state in this country. Our leaders need to stop fawning over Jeff Bezos’ wealth and wake up to the serious threat Amazon’s business model poses to consumers, the economy, and our society.”


The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. 

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org.



FUNSCAD on strike


FUNSCAD on strike

(Ottawa — March 1, 2019) Members of the Faculty Union of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (FUNSCAD) set up picket lines this morning after negotiation with their employer reached an impasse.

“We have spent months trying to get the university to bargain productively for a fair and equitable collective agreement,” said FUNSCAD President Mathew Reichertz. “Our requests are reasonable and affordable. We want a fair and more equitable settlement that will bring our working conditions closer to parity with teaching staff and librarians at other Nova Scotian universities.”

Academic Staff at NSCAD have been working without a contract since June 30, 2018. FUNSCAD started bargaining last September and went through conciliation. In January, members voted 97.5% in favour of a strike vote.

“FUNSCAD has the full support of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and its 72,000 strong membership across the country,” said CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. “We are hopeful that a quick resolution to the strike is possible if the university administration returns to the bargaining table.”

In 2016, in order to help NSCAD deal with a difficult fiscal environment, FUNSCAD members agreed to roll over the terms of their previous contract, suspend limits on the reduction of numbers of full-time faculty, and accept wage increases well below cost of living. NSCAD is now forecasting a significant budgetary surplus and student enrollments have increased.

CAUT is the national voice of more than 72,000 academic and professional staff in 125 colleges and universities, colleges, and institutes across the country.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Dufour, Director of Communications, 613-293-1810 or dufour@caut.ca