Pallister government interferance in bargaining puts U of M school year in joepardy: Wab Kinew

“We have learned today that the Pallister government directly interfered for political reasons in an ongoing labour negotiation,” said NDP MLA Wab Kinew. "The U of M and the faculty association have been bargaining for months and were already in mediation, but the Pallister government has forced them to start over by appearing to impose a wage freeze on all public sector employees.

Manitoba MLAs Voted Unanimously Across Party Lines Today To Work Toward Improving Services in First Nations Communities

Manitoba MLAs from all parties put aside partisan politics today to voice their concerns about the federal government’s failure to meet its duty to fully fund services such as education, health-care services and services for children in care in First Nations communities.

The vote in the Legislative Assembly this afternoon (Oct. 26, 2016) was in response to a motion by NDP MLA Wab Kinew. The motion stated: “That the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba condemn the Federal Government’s inaction in equitably funding social services for First Nations people.”

Stop Bill 7!

Pallister's Conservatives are trying to undermine the rights of workers by pushing Bill 7 through the legislature. The bill would scrap the current card check system of allowing automatic union certification when a super-majority -- 65 per cent -- of employees sign union cards. Similar legislation was introduced last year by Stephen Harper's Conservatives at the federal level but is now being repealed.

Bill 7 is a step backwards for labour relations in Manitoba, and must be stopped!