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04.02.20

Mobilization Alert: Manitoba Federation of Labour Launches Campaign to Support Working Families

Because Manitoba is the only Provincial government in Canada not offering financial assistance to workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL), of which IFPTE Locals 161 and 162 are affiliated, is asking activists and members to call on Manitoba premier Brian Pallister to “help working families at a time when they need it most.”

Sadly, Manitoba is the sole Province providing no relief for workers, as the other 9 Provinces and the federal government have offered some form of financial assistance to workers. For example, Ontario is offering one-time payments to parents affected by school and daycare closures, amounting to $200 per child up to the age of 12, or $250 if the child is considered to have special needs. In addition, Saskatchewan announced that residents who have been ordered to self-isolate can receive $900 over two weeks, if they are ineligible for federal support.

Tell the Premier now is the time for Manitoba to step up for workers. Join the campaign.


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