“We have learned today that the Pallister government directly interfered for political reasons in an ongoing labour negotiation,” said NDP MLA Wab Kinew. "The U of M and the faculty association have been bargaining for months and were already in mediation, but the Pallister government has forced them to start over by appearing to impose a wage freeze on all public sector employees.
55 years ago the Manitoba NDP was formally constituted and outgoing CCF leader Russell Paulley became our first leader. The landmark event paved the way for the first NDP government in 1969, and has resulted in over 30 years of strong, progressive NDP government in our province.
We've accomplished so much for Manitoba in our proud history. Why not celebrate the Manitoba NDP's 55th by joining New Democrats at Paint the Town Orange next Friday at the Ukrainian Labour Temple?
Manitoba MLAs Voted Unanimously Across Party Lines Today To Work Toward Improving Services in First Nations Communities
Manitoba MLAs from all parties put aside partisan politics today to voice their concerns about the federal government’s failure to meet its duty to fully fund services such as education, health-care services and services for children in care in First Nations communities.
The vote in the Legislative Assembly this afternoon (Oct. 26, 2016) was in response to a motion by NDP MLA Wab Kinew. The motion stated: “That the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba condemn the Federal Government’s inaction in equitably funding social services for First Nations people.”
The Pallister government must continue to keep health care affordable and accessible for families by committing to support an NDP bill to ban health premiums in Manitoba, NDP MLA Matt Wiebe said today.
NDP Urges Pallister Government to Launch Anti-opiate Strategy And Declare Public Health Emergency to Stem Fentanyl Crisis
The Pallister government must immediately declare a public health emergency to deal with the growing fentanyl crisis and establish an anti-opiate stra
The Manitoba NDP is hiring a Communications and Fundraising Organizer. This position reports to the Provincial Secretary and has the following responsibilities:
- Implementing, coordinating, and monitoring all communications for the Manitoba NDP. This includes but is not limited to website, media, membership, fundraising, Conventions, social media
- Support and ongoing development of Party website
- Weekly communication with members
The Manitoba NDP is hiring an Office & Membership Coordinator. This position reports to the Provincial Secretary and has the following responsibilities:
- Reception duties
- Process incoming and outgoing mail
- Membership inquiries
- Process transmittal forms for all incoming revenues
- Production of minutes, meeting notices, reports, meeting packages
- Order and maintain all office supplies
- Update Party events calendar, as required
- Assistance and support to other activities as required
It is with great sadness that we learned today of the death of Jim Prentice. On behalf of the Manitoba NDP caucus, I want to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Prentice. Mr. Prentice was a tireless and dedicated worker for the people of Alberta in his time as premier and for all Canadians when he served as a federal cabinet minister. His passing is a great loss, not just for his family and friends, but for all Canadians. He was a true statesman and a great Canadian.
The Pallister government is intentionally delaying introducing its own anti-labour bill in order to limit the time the public and members of the Legislative Assembly can voice their concerns, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today.
“Manitobans deserve a debate on Bill 7,” Lindsey said. “The only reason to delay introducing it is to muzzle the voices of Manitobans and members of the Legislative Assembly who know this anti-labour legislation is going to make it harder for workers to improve conditions in the workplace.”
Manitoba has lost 10,800 full-time jobs since May under the Pallister government’s watch, according to the latest figures released this morning by Statistics Canada.
“This is a worrisome trend. Every one of those lost jobs represents a real person who now has to rely on Employment Insurance or move out of the province to find work so they can support themselves or their families,” said NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino. “Meanwhile, the Pallister government is fixated on firing hundreds of civil servants, freezing the minimum wage and picking fights with organized labour, rather than coming up with a plan to grow the economy and create jobs.”