What’s the Deal With Manitoba Hydro?

The media is lapping up Conservative alarm bells about Manitoba Hydro. At issue is the amount of debt the utility is taking on to fund new capital projects. We believe Manitobans deserve a clear response to two pointed questions before the Pallister appointed board makes major decisions that will affect the sustainability of this critically … Continue reading What’s the Deal With Manitoba Hydro?

Turning the Clock Back on Labour Relations

Another measure we will be watching closely is that of work stoppages. Within the unionized workforce, work can be stopped because workers have gone on strike (which only happens when the collective agreement expires and negotiations have not yielded an agreement) or because the employer has “locked out” workers. Employers lock workers out when they … Continue reading Turning the Clock Back on Labour Relations