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The Winnipeg Labour Council's Equality and Social Justice committee is collecting for Christmas hampers.  Because of the generosity ATU members often show we suggested food collection bins be put on Transit property.  Donate as little or as much as you want, every piece helps.  Collection bins have been setup at Fort Rouge dispatch and Brandon garage so far

Hundreds of U of M staff still working but unions encourage support for strikers (Nov. 1)

Even the Amalgamated Transit Union, which doesn't have any members employed by the U of M, joined faculty members on the picket line Tuesday morning.

 

"It's their right to strike," transit union Local 1505 president John Callahan said. "We stood in solidarity with them."


Read full CBC article HERE

A Winnipeg bus driver is being thanked by hundreds of people on social media after something he did on a route was noticed by a passenger and posted on Facebook. Read more >>>

It's an attack on worker' rights (Oct. 14)

 

David Camfield, an associate professor of labour studies and sociology at the University of Manitoba, said the bill would negatively impact workers.


"It's clearly an attack on workers' rights," Camfield said.

Read full article here

An important message from our friends at the Winnipeg Labour Council.  The EPC voted unanimously to continue to privatize City garbage collection services regardless of public opinion.  On top of this, the rushed decision could potentially add millions to the contracts and the city would need to absorb the impact.

"The city issued its search for new contractors before the Trudeau government's carbon-tax announcement.  Mayor Bowman said he sees no reason to delay a council vote on the GFL and Miller contracts in order to explore other forms of vehicles." Read more >>>

Bill 7 will make it even harder for everyday Manitobans to join a union

A 'Thank You' to transit drivers could go a long way

 

The disturbing incident of the passenger spitting on a Winnipeg Transit driver last week occurred at the same time I was doing research into how often riders said "thank you" when exiting a bus.

A "Thank You" to Transit drivers could go a long way

 

Man arrested after spitting on, fighting with Winnipeg bus driver

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is operated by the federal and provincial governments, so why would a human resources or benefits professional need to explain them to employees?

 

Seasoned HR professionals know many employees seek them out for information on more than just their own company’s policies and benefits. The CPP, although government-operated, is actually an employee benefit for retired and disabled workers. The employer and employee each contribute 4.95% of the employee’s wages for this benefit.

New legal resource partnership created

The Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits Program is proud to introduce a Pension Estimator for its members and future beneficiaries.  Try it and see how small changes throughout your career can change things.

 

                             Click here to go to the Pension Estimator

Blue Cross has introduced the ability for members to check their benefit information online.  This is to help plan members keep track of their plan benefit amounts and understand their plan better. Read more >>>

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