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WINNIPEG - The Canadian Union of Public Employees says the provincial governments Labour Legislation changes are only one step but much more is needed to ensure fairness for Manitobas workers.

“Its a positive step but its not far enough to redress the Filmon governments attack on workers in this province,” says Paul Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “The reason for Labour Legislation is simple: it corrects the imbalance of power employees have when it comes to dealing with their employers. The Filmon government destroyed that balance. These changes only partially restore whats needed to ensure fairness for working people.”

CUPE is scheduled to speak to the Standing Committee on Industrial Relations when hearings begin tonight at 6:30 in Room 255 at the Manitoba Legislature.

WHAT: CUPEs presentation on Bill 44 labour legislation changes

WHEN: this evening presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 255, Manitoba legislative building

In Manitoba, CUPE has 23,000 members who work in health care, emergency services, education, municipalities, social services, libraries and utilities. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing 485,000 women and men.

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For more information, contact:

Paul Moist, President
CUPE Manitoba
Cell Phone: (204) 981-2873

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