Natural gas workers to rally at legislature

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Three hydro workers, two with yellow hard hats, posing for a photo outside

WINNIPEG—Unifor Local 681 and other Unifor members from across the region will rally at the legislature on Day #30 of the ongoing natural gas workers’ strike.

“Premier Heather Stefanson doesn’t get it: front line gas workers deserve fairness,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director. “The government could end the strike today with a new collective agreement with the same wage increases already signed off for other Crown workers.”

What:    News conference and rally for Manitoba Hydro workers

Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director
Victor Diduch, Unifor Local 681 President
Wab Kinew, Leader of the Official Opposition

When:    Friday, July 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time

Where:     Manitoba Legislature (450 Broadway), Winnipeg, MB

Local 681 members will walk off the job at 6:30 a.m. on July 15 until 7:30 a.m. on July 16. 

Picketing will start at the legislative building at 10 a.m. and conclude at 360 Portage Avenue at 2 p.m. on July 15.

Unifor Local 681 represents more than 330 natural gas workers and meter readers at Manitoba Hydro. 230 gas workers have been without a collective agreement since December 2020.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

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