Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics, represented by Local 2247, ratified a new agreement with Keewatin Air on October 22, 2016. Medivan Transportation offers 24/7 non-emergency transportation for healthcare system customers. On November 23, 2016, the stretcher service ratified a new agreement collectively negotiated by Local 2247. “The Pallister government`s new bill is insufficient and unfair,” Rebeck said. “Having a job and working full-time should mean Manitobans can live above the poverty line. But this law makes poverty wages the law of the land and imprisons many vulnerable Manitobans. “Indexing the minimum wage to an already poor wage will ensure that minimum wage earners can never escape poverty. Annual indexation can make a difference, but only if it is applied to a base salary that is already a living wage,” Rebeck said. “We have to do our best” to fix it, Pallister said Monday. Enterprise Steel Fabricators from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2016 * Budget 2017 also marks the second consecutive year of minimum wage increases by the Pallister government. At just $11 an hour, the minimum wage in Manitoba is less than a living wage for working families. “Full-time work should be a clear way out of poverty,” said Kevin Rebeck, president of the Manitoba Labour Federation, “but at today`s rate, the minimum wage keeps working families below the poverty line.” Indeed, a full-time worker will be worse off by $800 because of Pallister`s minimum wage freeze due to the impact of inflation on the decline in purchasing power. Timken Housed Units, Inc.
May 1, 2013 at 30. April 2016 * The District Office and Bargaining Committee thank all members who took the time to participate in this important process. Mettler Toledo from November 22, 2012 to November 21, 2012. November 2015 * Pallister government highlights measures that undermine public services, hurt Manitoba families and do not grow our economy – measures such as: Bill 33 was introduced after the Pallister government refused last year to raise the minimum wage – one of two provinces that did not raise the minimum wage in 2016 – and full-time employees by $400 well placed. Sunrise Engineering September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2015 * The Manitoba Labour Federation is deeply concerned about the Pallister government`s new budget. In the election, Prime Minister Pallister promised to protect front-line services and respect the people who provide them. Today`s budget breaks that promise with serious cuts to public services, which families rely on every day. On the other side of the room, in another room, others have come together to oppose Bill 29, which attempts to improve the number of bargaining units in the health sector from 183 to seven to one. Budget 2017 reduces funding for occupational safety and health positions, employment standards and the Manitoba Labour Board. “Today`s budget tells us a lot about what this government considers important and what is not,” rebeck said. It is clear that protecting workers and respecting fair bargaining rules are not priorities for this government. Asked by interest groups and the media about today`s scrum budget, Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen refused to assure that public sector jobs would be protected.
Westcan Engineering Calibri May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2016 * Manitoba`s minimum wage is well below what working families need to meet their basic needs. Statistics Canada`s (2014) latest calculation of the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) shows that Manitoba`s current minimum wage of 11$US per hour is below the poverty line of 4.53 $US per hour, let alone below a living wage. The Manitoba Labour Federation is Manitoba`s central labour body, representing the interests of more than 100,000 unionized workers in every sector and region of the province. . . .