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Unfortunately, thousands of Manitobans each year continue to be injured on the job or develop illnesses from dangerous conditions at work.

Manitoba Federation of Labour takes action to improve working conditions, protect workers’ rights, and ensure dignity and respect on the job and fair treatment of workers. Rebeck explains the importance of the Manitoba labour movement and its role in making Manitoba a better to live.  He believes that the Manitoba labour movement makes a real difference in people’s lives in Manitoba.

“One of the best experiences is how well people support one another and empower one another for change. I’m particularly proud that in Manitoba, through the work of our Federation of Labour and working with our MFL women’s committee, we were the first province to successfully advocate and implement paid domestic violence leave for workers”, says Rebeck.

Rebeck emphasizes that unions continue to be valued and embraced by many workers in Winnipeg for their crucial role in protecting workers’ rights, improving workplace conditions, and ensuring fair treatment. According to Rebeck, to maximize the benefits for the Winnipeg community of union representation, we need to conduct open discussions, constructive dialogue ongoing efforts to address potential drawbacks.

The current issue the Manitoba Federation of Labour is trying to solve is raising salaries for workers.

“We are all feeling the rising costs of inflation, and the price of gas and grocery stores is going up. Workers need to be able to keep up and get ahead, but it seems and feels like our provincial government is more interested in the wealthy getting ahead than workers like you and me. So, it’s been a tough go, but we’re optimistic that there is a brighter future ahead”, says Rebeck.

MFL also prioritizes workplace health and safety standards, which is important for Winnipeg workers, as thousands of Manitobans each year continue to be injured on the job or develop illnesses from dangerous conditions at work.

Manitoba Federation of Labour advocates for safer working environments and ensures that employers comply with regulations, address issues related to occupational health hazards, provide proper training, and implement safety protocols, protecting workers’ well-being.

– Yuliia Kovalenko, U Multicultural

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