Unifor Local 191

23-1313 Border St, Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0X4   |   p. 1-204-949-2770 or 1-844-2255-191   f. 1-204-949-2778   e. unifor191@mymts.net   tw. @unifor191


Setting The Record Straight — Update For Free Press Members

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January 27, 2017 – At the recent series of town hall meetings, publisher Bob Cox made several statements that require further clarification from the Local’s standpoint. Comments like, ‘There was no request to re-open the contract,’ ‘there was no ask for a specific dollar savings,’ ‘the Local has been uncooperative in the Company’s search to chart a way through these difficult financial times.’  These comments are, at the very least, misleading. 

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Update To Winnipeg Free Press Members, Week of Jan. 15

The following Update was distributed on Jan. 15 to Local 191 members at the Winnipeg Free Press.

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All of us working at the Winnipeg Free Press are keenly aware of the financial troubles the newspaper industry in general and the FP, in particular, is experiencing.

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Closed For The Holidays

The Local 191 office will be closed for the Christmas break, effective the end of the business day Friday, Dec. 23. The office will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 3. If you need immediate assistance during that time, contact your chapel chair/shop steward.


Local 191 2016 Scholarship Essay Winners

UNIFOR-local191-RGBThe board of Unifor Local 191 is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Scholarship Essay Competition.

Kaitlin Vitt, daughter of Debbie Vitt, Lord Selkirk School Division school bus driver.

Chelsea Sanders, daughter of Carold Sanders, Winnipeg Free Press (Editorial)

Bryan Biancospino, son of Susan Biancospino, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal (finance)

Each winner will receive a cheque in the amount of $1,800 to help offset the cost of their post-secondary education studies.

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Unifor’s Jerry Dias Proves He Can Settle As Well As Fight

Successful negotiations with the auto industry's Big 3 has renewed national focus on Unifor National president Jerry Dias. Read the recent Financial Post interview with the leader of Canada's largest private sector union (See what Jerry has to say about Donald Trump's election victory): 'You know how to fight, but do you know how to settle?' Unifor boss proves his detractors wrong


Spying On Journalists Should Never Be Easy: Jerry Dias

12117235TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ – The country's top media union is calling for strict measures to restrict the ability of police to put journalists under surveillance.

"It is too easy to spy on journalists in Canada and impede freedom of the press in Canada," says Unifor President Jerry Dias.

"Journalists rely on their sources to get stories that are in the public interest. When police tap the phones of journalists, it puts a chill on people being willing to talk to them."

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Unifor Holds 1st Northern Ont. Regional Conference

img_1068Oct. 22, 2016 — Unifor Local 191 staff rep John Webster delivers the Local report in Thunder Bay to Unifor's first-ever Northern Ontario Unifor Regional Conference.



Local 191 Scholarship Essay Competition Is Back!

Three Scholarships of $1,800 Each Will Be Awarded

UNIFOR-local191-RGBLocal 191 is pleased to once again hold its annual Scholarship Essay Competition.

The competition is open to any member of 191 or their children enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institituion, who submit an essay judged to be the best by the scholarship committee. The deadline for submissions is 5 pm Monday, Nov. 7.

This year's question: Explain why unions still need to lobby government to improve workers’ rights 

Attached are pdf copies of the 2016 SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN and the 2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.

Application forms will also be available soon from the Local office and your CC or shop steward.


Unifor Marches On Parliament Hill


August 24, 2016 — More than 1,000 delegates attending the Unifor 2nd Convention in Ottawa marched on Parliament Hill to support Aboriginal issues.

In support of First Nation, Inuit and Metis peoples, Unifor devoted this day of its Convention to demand justice for Indigenous people and immediate action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations.  

"Today we confront the shameful realities that Indigenous people suffer," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.  "It's time for justice! Our union will push for change to end human rights abuses and to restore land and economic self-sufficiency to Indigenous peoples."

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It’s Time For…..Convention

fb_cover_photoSo much has happened in the three years since our union formed. Together, from coast to coast to coast, we have made incredible change and won victories for workers. Now, it’s time for our second Convention.

For five days, over 1,700 members will be in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre to discuss, debate, and vote on priorities for our union. Unifor, however, is 310,000 members strong and this is why we have great new features for every member to participate in #Unifor2016.

A delegation from Local 191 will be in Ottawa. Continue reading to find out how attendees and members at home can follow all the action.

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