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


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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Looking For A Pension Trustee For the WFP Plan

Position Open For Union Trustee on Company Pension Plan

The board of Unifor Local 191 is inviting expressions of interest from members willing to act as trustee/member on the Retirement Plan for Employees of Winnipeg Free Press and Canstar Community News (the Plan).

Download the a pdf of the posting.

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Local 191 Scholarship (LSSD bus drivers) Recipient

Local 191 (LSSD bus drivers) ScholarshipCongratulations to Jacek Fatla, the recipient of the 2016 Local 191 (LSSD bus drivers) Scholarship award.

Jacek (pictured at right with Angie Munch, LSSD director of human resoruces) is a student at the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in Selkirk. The scholarship is a $200 award.

The annual award was started in 1978 by the former LSSD school bus drivers association (now members of Local 191) and is given to a bus student involved in the arts or extra curricular activities, graduating with a high average and planning to continue with post-secondary education.


Join the Steinbach Pride March — July 9

13233123_1050207288387175_2471771120840860676_nSteinbach's first Pride march has moved from the sidewalk to the street.

Join Unifor Local 191 and other labour and community groups and individual Manitobans who are showing their support for the LGBTTQ* community in Steinbach.

Marchers will be gathering at 10:30 a.m. at, E.A. Friesen Park, adjacent to the Jake Epp Library; 255 Elmdale Street.

It will be a short walk to the Steinbach city hall.


Unifor Welcomes CPP Improvements

UNIFOR logoVANCOUVER, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ – The expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is welcome, despite falling short of Labour's goal to double CPP benefits.

"This CPP increase will help to provide security for hard-working Canadians when they retire," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. "We would have preferred if the Finance Ministers had gone further, but this is still a significant gain. Higher benefits will result in a tangible impact on the day-to-day quality of life for future retirees."

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Save Canadian Content On The Web

The Minister of Heritage Melanie Joly has asked Canadians to tell her what Canadian content means to them, now and in the digital future. Deadline for survey responses is May 27.

Unifor has prepared a guide to help you fill out the survey.

Here is the link to the survey. It should take 20 minutes or less. You can answer as a “stakeholder” or as a citizen/consumer, but the themes and the questions are very similar even if the order of the questions is a little different. We have provided the following guide.

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The MFL Needs Our Support To Ban Asbestos Products

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A Message From MFL President Kevin Rebeck

The MFL Health & Safety and Environment Committee is seeking support for their effort to put pressure on the federal government to move forward with a comprehensive ban on asbestos. This complements an active campaign by the Canadian Labour Congress.

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Unifor Supports Fort McMurray Relief Efforts

Unifor is contributing $250,000 to the Canadian Red Cross on behalf of the Fort McMurray relief efforts and is encouraging all 310,000 Unifor members and its Locals to make a donation.

Here is the Unifor statement.