Themes of 1919 Winnipeg General Strike still relevant 100 years later: Schur

On the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, one Winnipegger who has spent years deeply embedded in the history said the events of 1919 continue to resonate with Winnipeggers even a century later.“It’s one of the most dramatic events in our history,” said Danny Schur, creator of the musical Strike! as well as its upcoming feature film adaptation (renamed Stand!).“I think it’s ingrained in our DNA in ways we don’t even know about. When I started studying it, I didn’t realize it was ingrained in my own DNA as a…

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Winnipeg transit planning free rides as legal job action begins

Your bus ride Tuesday could be free thanks to the Winnipeg’s transit union.The union has announced its members will be taking legal job action, as the union continues to sit without a contract.“We’ve been without a contract since January of this year and our members want the city to get serious and treat our members with respect,” said Aleem Chaudhary, ATU 1505 President.Story continues belowIts members overwhelmingly rejected the city’s offer over a month ago with 98 percent not in favor.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit Union rejects contract offer from cityThis…

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Big screen adaptation a dream for Strike! musical creator

Among the ceremonies and official events that will recognize 100 years since the Winnipeg General Strike in 2019, one local artist is realizing a dream.Danny Schur – best known for the hit 2005 musical Strike! – will see his work on the big screen, in the feature film adaptation of the play.Retitled “Stand!” in the film version, Schur’s musical is a love story set in the midst of one of the city’s defining events, and he says it’s a way to share Winnipeg’s story with the world.Story continues belowREAD MORE:…

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Delta 9 seeking alternative to Canada Post delivery during strike

October 30 2018 12:39pm With Canada Post on revolving strikes across the country, order delivery for online cannabis consumers in rural Manitoba is up in the air. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘…

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Postal strike could potentially come to Winnipeg, says union

Ongoing postal strikes haven’t hit Manitoba yet, but the president of the local postal union told 680 CJOB there’s no guarantee Winnipeg isn’t next on the list.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is currently holding rotating strikes in four Canadian cities – Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax. All four strikes began just after midnight Monday morning.Story continues below“At this point, we’re unsure which cities will be chosen next,” said Lisa Peterson, president of CUPW’s Winnipeg Local. “Yesterday, the announcement went out just after midnight, and that could be the same…

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