Strike Articles

Interlake Mental Health Workers Avert Strike

By Sarah Klein Mental health workers in Selkirk have averted a strike for the time being. Members of CUPE Local 2348 and staff with the Canadian Mental Health Association have pushed back their strike deadline, pending further talks scheduled for next week. A deadline...

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Manitoba Safeway Employees Give Strike Mandate

Employees of Canada Safeway stores across Manitoba are ready to go on strike. Workers on Sunday night voted 99.7 percent in favour of a strike mandate. The workers are represented by UFCW Local 832 and voted in six different locations across the province. “We had...

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Manitoba Safeway Employees to Hold Strike Vote

By David Klassen Safeway employees across Manitoba will hold a strike vote tonight as they head into the final stretch of negotiations with their employer. “With two more weeks of negotiations and the fact we haven’t even discussed a monetary package yet, history has...

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Lions Care Home Staff Avoid a Strike

By Sarah Klein Employees at Lions Housing Personal Care Home have averted a strike after reaching a deal with their employer. About 80 workers represented by CUPE Local 3729 voted 85% in favour of a strike last week. This ratification follows two strike mandates from...

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Care Home Employees Vote in Favour of Strike Action

By Sarah Klein Employees at Lions Housing Personal Care Home have voted 85% in favour of a strike. The second vote was held October 18 and comes months after negotiations and meetings with a provincial conciliation officer late last summer. “Long term care workers...

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Vista Park Lodge Staff to Vote on New Agreement

A tentative agreement was reached late Friday for employees at Vista Park Lodge in Winnipeg. The UFCW Local 832 members have been on strike for over a month since bargaining negotiations broke down with their employer. However, with help from a labour board-appointed...

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Care Home Employees Picket for Better Pay

By Tyler Sutherland Employees at Vista Park Lodge are hitting the picket line today to put pressure on their employer to come back to the bargaining table. The UFCW Local 832 members will be joined by the Manitoba Federation of Labour along with various other unions...

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Care Home Staff to Hold Informational Pickets

Staff from Maples Personal Care Home will hold informational pickets beginning today after a majority of workers voted in favour of a strike mandate earlier this month. The 130 CUPE Local 2719 members, who include health care aides, dietary aides and kitchen staff,...

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Maples Care Home Staff Vote to Strike

Employees at Maples Personal Care Home have voted to strike after bargaining reached a stalemate over fair wages and increased staffing. An overwhelming majority (94%) voted on June 28 to walk off the job by July 22 if an upcoming meeting with the conciliation officer...

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Illegal Air Canada Strike Had Minimal Impact on Winnipeg

A wildcat strike by Air Canada ground workers at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Friday morning had minimal impact on flight operations in Winnipeg. The workers walked off the job early Friday in solidarity after three of their co-workers were suspended for...

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Strike Averted at MTS, Union Signs Collective Agreement

MTS has reached a tentative collective agreement with its union, staving off any fears that customers would be left hanging if workers went on strike. The 780 Manitoba-based MTS employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are...

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Winnipeg Flight Attendants to Hold Pre-Strike Rally

Air Canada flight attendants will take part in a pre-strike solidarity rally at Winnipeg's James Richardson International Airport this afternoon. The airline is currently in the middle of negotiations with the union representing its roughly 6,800 flight attendants. If...

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