MNU submitted several resolutions to the Manitoba Federation of Labour’s 43rd Convention, which took place virtually on May 5 and 6, 2022.

The three resolutions submitted by MNU (including the document letter and number) were on increased funding for healthcare (D-01), staffing guidelines for long term care facilities (D-02), and supports for sick and injured workers (B-03).

These three MNU resolutions all passed. The resolutions can be read in full in the Convention Resolutions Book

We’d also like to congratulate Kevin Rebeck for being re-elected as President of the MFL for a fifth term, and Jeff Traeger of the UFCW for being re-elected s MFL Treasurer!

Delegates approved changes to the MFL Constitution that adopt gender inclusive language and ensure greater gender diversity and balance on its Executive Council, which is responsible for governing the MFL between conventions.

Other resolutions passed by the MFL Convention call for the provincial government to ensure that gig workers are treated the same as any other type of worker under the law, to raise Manitoba’s minimum wage to a living wage level, and to require that all workers have at least 10 paid sick days at work per year.

The next MFL Convention will be held May 9 to 11, 2024.