Winnipeg Finance Non-Monetary Contract Opener

Your Winnipeg Finance Negotiations Committee will be heading to Montreal the week of June 5th to face off with the company fulfilling the required 2022 contract opener. These negotiations are for non-monetary changes and updates to the wording of the Winnipeg Finance Collective Bargaining Agreement set to fully expire in 2026.

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Looking for members to join us in the following committees: Political Action Committee Women/ Human Rights Committee Communicator: As a communicator, you will be responsible for using the latest forms of information technology to communicate with our LL about their work and family lives. Educator: As an Educator, you will be responsible for assisting in …
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Manitoba’s Minimum Wage Still Not a Living Wage

Statement by MFL President Kevin Rebeck in response to the Stefanson government’s announcement that Manitoba’s minimum wage will increase to $15.30 on October 1: Rising prices at the grocery store and in the cost of housing are making it harder for working families to make ends meet, and these high costs are hitting low-income workers …
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Dear Members,

I am proud to say that our efforts were successful and that as of Dec.1, 2022, the Canada Labour Code was amended to provide 10 paid sick days for workers in the federal jurisdiction. There has been less success at the provincial level, particularly in provinces where Conservative governments brought in temporary measures, which are now expired.

The accrual of sick days starts in December, but actual sick days are not accrued until next year. 3 days will be accrued at the end of the first 30 days of legislation coming into effect, then additional days are accrued at a rate of 1 day per month, to a maximum of 10 days. It’s important to note that paid sick days are not in addition to what Collective Agreements provide, rather, if the Collective Agreement is inferior to the new law, employers must abide by the superior legislation. Sick days can’t be stacked with days available under a Collective Agreement; workers have access to either their Collective Agreement entitlements, if that agreement is superior to the law, or 10 days if the legislation is better than the agreement. The two cannot be combined. As a general rule, when determining if a Collective Agreement provides a better benefit than the new law, consider the entirety of sick day clauses in Collective Agreements.
In solidarity,

Dave Flowers President & Directing General Chairperson

International Women’s day 2021

March 8th is International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallange A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help …
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