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The Manitoba Federation of Labour is speaking out on the issues that matter to our affiliate unions, and the members and families that belong to those unions.

With your help and input, we are talking formally and informally to key decision-makers across our province. We invite you to download and read the reports and briefs we have published and presented.

MFL Reports & Briefs

Workplace Safety and Health Act review: Submission

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The MFL advocates for changes to the Workplace Safety and Health Act to prevent workplace injuries and illness, and strengthen rules to keep workers safe on the job.

MFL Submission on Bill 25: The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In preparation for the legalization of marijuana in Canada, the MFL advocates for a public system for sales and distribution of cannabis, as the best way to ensure safe sales, strong public education and good, family-supporting jobs.

MFL Submission on Bill 26: The Elections Financing Amendment Act

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The MFL argues against the Pallister government's Bill to increase the power and influence of wealthy donors over democratic elections.

MFL Submission on Bill 19: The Efficiency Manitoba Act

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The MFL advocates for Manitoba to be a leader on energy efficiency, and to keep building our hydro-electric resources to create good jobs, reduce carbon emissions and keep our hydro rates low. The MFL opposes the Pallister government's plan to break-off Power Smart from Manitoba Hydro and gamble on a new agency to deliver energy efficiency programs.

Submission on Bill 29: The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act

Monday, May 8, 2017

The MFL opposes Bill 29's proposal to trigger disruptive and divisive representation votes in health care, moving the focus away from patient care and trampling over the democratic decisions made by workers about their union representation. The MFL advances an alternative model for health care bargaining - supported by all health care unions - to establish union bargaining councils instead.

MFL Submission on Bill 28: The Public Services Sustainability Act

Monday, May 8, 2017

The MFL denounces Bill 28 for trampling over workers' constitutionally-protected right to free and fair collective bargaining. Bill 28 is unnecessary, unfair and unconstitutional. Government should come to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair deal for the public sector workers who provide the services that Manitoba families count on every day!

MFL Submission on Manitoba's Discussion Paper on a Proposed Accessibility Standard for Employment

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The MFL expresses strong support for The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and the goals of building a more diverse and representative workforce, and breaking down barriers to employment for persons with disabilities. The MFL offers proposals for how to build off the government's draft Accessibility Standard for Employment, and make further progress toward achieving an accessible labour market for all.

MFL Submission to The Workers Compensation Act (WCA) Review

Monday, December 19, 2016

This submission advances the MFL's detailed recommendations to make Manitoba's workers compensation system more fair.

Template for Union Submissions to The Workers Compensation Act (WCA) Review

Monday, December 19, 2016

This Template provides a short guide for unions on preparing their own submissions to The Workers Compensation Act (WCA) Review

Submission to the Apprenticeship & Certification Board re. Powerline Technician Trade Regulation

Friday, November 4, 2016

The MFL advances its support for the designation of powerline technicians as a registered red seal trade, but cautions against deviating from the standard 1:1 apprentice:journeyperson ratio, which has helped to ensure training integrity and support workplace safety and health.

2017 Provincial Budget Submission

Monday, October 24, 2016

The MFL presses for action on three over-arching priorities: protecting and improving quality public services; investing to create good jobs and better infrastructure; and reducing poverty and inequality.

Report of the LMRC Labour Caucus on the Elimination of Card Check Fast Track Certification

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Labour Caucus of the Labour Management Review Committee (LMRC) advances its position in opposition to the PC government's proposal to make it harder for everyday Manitobans to join a union by amending the Labour Relations Act to eliminate provision for majority card check (auto certification).

Submission to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communications RE. Bill C-10: An Act to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act

Monday, May 9, 2016

The MFL calls for a rejection of Bill C-10 on the grounds that it justifies the elimination of good jobs in Manitoba by removing all meaningful requirements on Air Canada to maintain local overhaul and maintenance operations.

Presentation to the Standing Committee on International Trade RE Trans Pacific Partnership

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The MFL calls for a rejection of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal negotiated by the former Harper Conservative government on the grounds that it was brokered behind closed doors and would undermine good Canadian jobs and threaten needed protections for workers, Aboriginal communities, citizens and our environment.

Submission to the Provincial Standing Committee on Justice RE. Bill 8: The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act (Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence, Leave for Serious Injury or Illness and Extension of Compassionate Care Leave)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The MFL presents its position in support of the establishment of paid domestic violence leave protection, affording victims of domestic violence with both job security and income protection in the event that they need to take time away from work to help deal with their abusive situations.


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