UMSU supporting Winnipeg Transit union in labour dispute with city

The University of Manitoba Students Union is throwing their support behind the Winnipeg Transit union in their ongoing labour dispute with the city.UMSU’s board of directors said they “recognize the immense value of an improved transit system for all students.”Transit...

University of Manitoba Labour Studies professor David Camfield talks about Winnipeg Transit contract negotiations

David Camfield, associate professor of labour studies and sociology at the University of Manitoba, speaks to Global News’ Erik Pindera about the ongoing contract negotiations between the union representing Winnipeg Transit employees and the City of Winnipeg. View original article...

City rejects latest Winnipeg Transit union offer

The city has rejected the latest counter-offer from the union representing Winnipeg Transit employees, as the possibility of an interruption to bus service continues to loom over riders.In a release Thursday the city said negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union...

Winnipeg Transit union to announce decision on latest contract offer

Bus riders in Winnipeg could soon be looking for a new way to get around the city.Members of Winnipeg’s ATU 1505 Transit Union vote this week on a new contract offer from the city, with the decision expected to be...

New art installation commemorates the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

June 21 2019 7:22am A new art installation called ‘Bloody Saturday’ commemorates the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. ' }); } 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\":\""...

Winnipeg General Strike story playing out on stage and the big screen

It’s the true story of the Winnipeg General Strike and now the tale is being told in two big productions.Local composer, producer and writer Danny Schur has spent at least a decade working on the stage and movie musical stories...

Exchange District Biz offering tours of key spots in Winnipeg General Strike to mark 100th anniversary

It’s been a century, but people can still visit some of the key sites of the Winnipeg General Strike.The Exchange District Biz has been offering hour-long tours for years, but extended their walking history lesson to an hour and a...

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...

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...

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...
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