The City of Winnipeg is replacing the Dublin Avenue Bridge over Omand’s Creek, which means the full closure of eastbound and westbound Dublin Avenue, therefore affecting access to the MAHCP office from the west.
How long will this major project take?
This construction project began this month of January and is expected to continue until its completion in May of 2020.
What does this mean for MAHCP?
This means that the main access point for the MAHCP office for the next five months will be Notre Dame Avenue, as Dublin Avenue will be closed.
For our members coming to us from west Winnipeg and northwest Winnipeg, we suggest taking St. James Street and turning east on Bangor Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue.
The City of Winnipeg has a website that will provide updates on the construction project: www.winnipeg.ca/dublin
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“This is a great victory for both these health professionals and the patients they serve." ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Richmond Hill (6 Jan. 2020) ― Another group of frontline health care workers at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill — Registered Senior Diagnostic Imaging Technologists — has voted to join OPSEU/NUPGE. They join their Diagnostic Imaging Technologist co-workers in Local 388.
Toronto – January 6, 2020 – UFCW Canada members are invited to share their thoughts by participating in a new survey — with a chance to win a $500 gift card!
Workers at Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. in Edmunston have ratified a new five-year collective agreement that includes retroactive wage increase for a total of 11.25 percent over the life of the agreement which expires in 2023.
“I want to thank the hard-working members for supporting the bargaining committee who worked to ensure that the management understood that members of Local 29 must share in the mill’s profits,” said Dave Boucher, President of Unifor Local 29.
Unifor Local 29 represents nearly 300 members who work at the Twin Rivers pulp mill in Northern New Brunswick.
Other gains include production adjustments of 20 cents an hour in 2018 and 2019 and skilled trades adjustments of 25 cents an hour in 2018 and 50 cents an hour in 2019 and 2021.
“The agreement follows the pattern set for the sector and the fact is this mill is making money and the company knows our members are essential to its success,” said Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to Unifor’s National President at a ratification meeting in Edmunston December 20, 2019.
A side letter also provides 18 months of dental and health benefits for qualifying retirees.
Workers will also get family day starting next year.
Toronto – January 4, 2020 – UFCW Canada, together with the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), has renewed a benefit plan that provides no-cost, accidental death and dismemberment insurance for migrant workers who are members of the AWA.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on Pakistani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Junaid Hafeez, a 33-year-old lecturer at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan.
After being targeted by an Islamist group for his “liberal” teachings, Hafeez was charged with blasphemy over a series of Facebook postings. He was arrested in March 2013, and has been held in solitary confinement since June 2014. In December2019, he was sentenced to death by a Pakistani court.
“Professor Hafeez’s case represents a serious violation of internationally-recognized human rights and academic freedom,” said CAUT executive director David Robinson. “Pakistani authorities must immediately release him from custody and drop all charges.”
Robinson notes that Pakistan’s blasphemy laws have been widely criticized for being overly broad and repressive, and have been used to target religious minorities and activists.
According to rights groups, more than 1,500 blasphemy cases were reported in Pakistan between 1987 and 2017. During this time, more than 75 people accused of blasphemy were killed extra-judicially.
“The government of Pakistan must repeal the blasphemy laws,” adds Robinson.
Report from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that CEO payrolls are so massive they account for at least 40% of some companies’ losses.
Mississauga, Ont. – January 2, 2020 – Tech workers at Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) in Mississauga are the newest members of UFCW Local 102 after recently voting to join the union.