Manitoba government suggests reopening contracts

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Description: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister plans to meet with public sector unions after suggesting current collective agreements are unsustainable. Source: CBC Date: 11/28/2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/something-s-got-to-give-pallister-puts-reopening-collective-agreements-on-the-table-1.3871831 Related Links: • Winnipeg Sun story • Winnipeg Free Press story • Canadian Press story • Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union • MGEU contracts • Premier Pallister Questions for… Read more »

University of Manitoba, faculty reach deal

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Description: After a 20-day strike, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association and the university have agreed on a new contract. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 11/22/2016 Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/22/university-of-manitoba-strike-is-over-after-union-votes-for-deal-monday-night.html Related links: • Earlier story • Analysis by student Zach Fleisher • The University of Manitoba • The faculty association • The previous collective agreement Questions for… Read more »

Superstore workers hold ‘fairness day’

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Description: The United Food and Commercial Workers union has taken out full-page newspaper ads addressed to Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen Weston Jr. on the eve of possible strikes in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Source: CBC Date: 09/28/2013 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-superstore-workers-poised-to-strike-1.1872134 Related links: Text of open letter to Galen Weston Jr. Winnipeg Free Press story Global News story… Read more »

Manitoba insurance workers get two-year freeze

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Description: Workers at Manitoba’s public auto insurance authority have agreed to a four-year contract with a two-year wage freeze and improved benefits. Source: Canadian Labour Reporter Date: 02/05/2013 Link: http://www.labour-reporter.com/articleview/17223-manitoba-insurance-employees-ratify-new-agreement Related links: CBC story Manitoba Public Insurance Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union statement MGEU Questions for discussion: What is the overall wage increase in… Read more »

Brandon profs return to work

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Description: Students are heading back to class after professors at Brandon University accepted a tentative agreement. Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: 11/28/2011 Link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/bu-students-set-for-their-return-134579833.html Related links: Manitoba government orders profs to vote on final offer Dr. David Doorey on the strike CBC story Brandon University Brandon University Faculty Association Questions for discussion: What did the… Read more »