A round dance during Idle More in Winnipeg (photo credit: slm / Flickr)
Public services in Manitoba are under serious assault.
The majority Progressive Conservative government, elected in April 2016 following many years of milquetoast social democratic rule from the NDP, predictably promised to maintain frontline jobs and improve services for Manitobans. Hints were made of impending spars with public sector unions and plans to cut tax rates.Read more
Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally in Gateshead on June 5, 2017 (photo credit: Ren / Flickr)
The moment I knew Thursday’s U.K. general election represented something different than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, even from the landmark Bernie Sanders run of 2016, was when some of the most brilliant yet oft cynical writers of my generation started to tweet sincerely.Read more
Friday, June 2, 2017
This Sunday, June 4th, at 11am, the Winnipeg Pride Parade will take place (we encourage you to go, and also to check out the Winnipeg Trans March Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm). You may have heard discussions– on social media, on the news, in coffee shops, on the bus, at the dinner table, and where ever you hear about what's going on– about Winnipeg Pride's request for police officers who want to march in the parade to attend without their uniforms.Read more
The Progressive Conservatives return to the Legislative Assembly this Monday when leader Brian Pallister is sure to continue his agenda of budget cuts and privatization. There is a pressing need to build movements and campaigns that can effectively challenge the PCs.Read more
Solidarity Winnipeg supports members of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) in their strike against their employer and will continue to stand with UMFA members on the picket line!
See below on where to join picket line and other ways to support.Read more
Brian Pallister’s Bill 7 was introduced in the Legislative Assembly on June 15, aiming to amend the union certification system currently in place in Manitoba. A recent case in Edmonton makes very clear that this legislative change will put employees at risk while strengthening corporations and management.
Male Manitoba NDP representatives yelled “shame” at female Progressive Conservatives across the Legislative floor last week to confirm what many already know: misogyny is alive and well. But what about the gender implications of budget cuts being aggressively imposed by the Pallister PCs?Read more