Picket lines poised to go up at Manitoba Hydro

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WINNIPEG—Unifor Local 681 will hold a rally at Manitoba Hydro Place to launch legal strike action on June 17, 2022. 

“Premier Heather Stefanson is repeating the mistakes of Brian Pallister. The disrespect her government has shown for hard-working Manitoba Hydro workers is at the heart of this job action,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director. “Our strike is a last resort, but we’re prepared to stand up for the fair contract our members have earned.”

What:    Rally for Manitoba Hydro workers

Who:      Manitoba Hydro Workers
Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director
Victor Diduch, Unifor Local 681 President
NDP Critic for Manitoba Hydro Adrian Sala

When:    Friday June 17, 2022 at 3 p.m. Central Time

Where:   360 Portage Avenue (back entrance), Winnipeg, MB

Local 681 members will begin strike action at 11:30 a.m. on June 17. More details about the nature of strike action will be announced at the rally. 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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Ian Boyko

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