Union Bug Blog
Feb 06, 2008 -
Farmers Deserve Say in Wheat Board's Future
It appears that the federal government is prepared to introduce legislation in the next few weeks that will allow western barley producers to force the Canadian Wheat Board to open the market on prairie barley sales.
Jan 29, 2008 -
Just Because it CLACs Like a Duck...
Not all unions are what they appear to be. Or what they claim. A case in point involves the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC). Although they call themselves a union, they really have very little in common with other organized labour movements.
Jan 24, 2008 -
Winnipeg's Aboriginal Population Increasing
Statistics Canada has recently released some of the data collected in the 2006 census and it shows that the Winnipeg region has experienced a sharp increase in the number of aboriginal people living in Canada in general and Winnipeg and surrounding regions in particular over the last few years. However, analysts have already stated that existing programs and services have not provided the jobs and education necessary for these people to play a role in Manitoba’s growth.
Jan 14, 2008 -
'New Media' at Heart of Writers Strike
Anyone who watches television has realized that there’s been a significant increase in the number of reruns lately. And only reality TV seems to be new at all. This is because the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for more than nine weeks now.
Jan 09, 2008 -
Stronger Climate Policies Needed
The independent National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) has issued a new report saying Canada will fail to reach its climate change targets unless it dramatically strengthens existing policies.
Jan 07, 2008 -
Corrections Needed at Winnipeg Sun
Only Tom Brodbeck of the Winnipeg Sun could go to a protest march and find a pro-government rally.
Jan 03, 2008 -
Correctional Officers Deserve Justice Too
After many months of back and forth bargaining between the MGEU and the Province of Manitoba, it was determined not long ago that dates for the Corrections interest arbitration case would be heard beginning this past December. Corrections workers had soundly rejected the Province’s last contract offer several months previous to this, opting once again to go the route of arbitration. In all, negotiations between the MGEU and the Province concerning the Corrections sub-component had been going on for over two years.
Dec 20, 2007 -
Happy Holidays from the MGEU!
Winter in Manitoba is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. At this time of year, we have a tremendous opportunity to appreciate Manitoba’s rich diversity. While we may celebrate the holiday season in different ways by recognizing different customs and traditions, Manitobans share a deeper foundation of peace and goodwill no matter where they’re from or what their religious or cultural backgrounds may be.
Dec 13, 2007 -
Is Mandatory Retirement Discrimination?
A former CTV employee who was forced to retire in September 2006 because he had turned 65 has resorted to arbitration in hopes of getting his old job back. He was told by his employer that he could not work past his 65th birthday because of company policy.
Dec 10, 2007 -
December 10 is International Human Rights Day
December 10 is International Human Rights Day. This date is observed by the international community every year to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was one of the UN’s first major achievements, and remains a powerful instrument and symbol worldwide.