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National Day of Mourning – MFL Candlelight Service

Posted April 11th, 2011

Room 2C, Union Centre, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg

A candlelight service to remember those who have lost their lives earning a living, and those who have become disabled from work.

Contact: Jean-Guy Bourgeois, Manitoba Federation of Labour, 953-2563

National Day of Mourning – SAFE Workers of Tomorrow Annual Leaders’ Walk

Posted April 11th, 2011

Depart from Union Centre entrance, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg

Join labour and community leaders in the Annual Leaders’ Walk to the Legislature to honour the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job.

Contact: Allan Beach, SAFE Workers of Tomorrow, 992-2988.

Bringing Home the Bacon: An Exhibition of Art and Labour in Manitoba

Posted April 6th, 2009

aceartinc., 290 McDermot Avenue

The University of Winnipeg’s Art History Student’s Association is currently organizing its third annual art exhibition, Bringing Home the Bacon. This year, our theme addresses the relationship between art and labour in Manitoba to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Working in collaboration with local emerging and established artists, the exhibition’s contemporary curatorial approach is structured to highlight the importance of past labour struggles and their influence on present-day artistic practice.

Bringing Home the Bacon includes artwork by Steve Gouthro, Petra Reynolds, Crys Cole, Robert Kell, Paul Butler, Patrick Dunford, Barb Hunt, Cherie Moses, Colleen Finlayson, Noam Gonick, Rick Fisher, and Don Rice. Featuring painting, mixed-media collage, video, and sound installation, the works in this exhibition provide unique insights into the development of labour practices within Manitoba.

During the course of the exhibition, a panel discussion will be held at aceartinc., in which a number of local artists, scholars, writers, and politicians will speak to the significance of labour in Manitoba. This discussion is aimed to identify the significance of Bringing Home the Bacon in relation to the historical events of the 1919 General Strike, the development of labour laws and workers unions, the state of Manitoba’s current economic climate, and the role of Canada’s Contemporary arts community within this socio-economic context. Confirmation of the event’s date and the names of panel discussion speakers are pending.

Members of the AHSA are organizing this exhibition in order to participate in and contribute to the commemorative event of the Winnipeg General Strike. We consider it of the utmost importance that the views and opinions of Manitoba artists in relation to various labour issues are expressed. We hope you will join us in our celebration of this event.

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May Day March

Posted April 6th, 2009

Come celebrate International Working Class Day. This year’s themes are “Organize the Unorganized” and “A Living Wage for All” both of which were raised by the Strike Committee in 1919 and remain pressing concerns for today’s activists.

Join the annual Winnipeg Labour Council march in celebration of May Day. This year will also mark the 90th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. In recognition of this the march will go past many of the sites that are part of that history.

The march will start in Point Douglas, one of Winnipeg’s oldest communities, opposite what was the Vulcan Iron Works in 1919. It will then go past Victoria Park; the site of the original Labour Temple; Hell’s Alley and the site were Mike Sokolowski was shot and killed in the charge of the NWMP.

With Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress and others.

Assemble 6:00 p.m. Joe Zuken Memorial Park corner of Sutherland and Maple

May Day March route

May Day March route

Day of Mourning

Posted April 6th, 2009

Please join the Manitoba Federation of Labour and the Winnipeg Labour Choir for a memorial service and candlelight vigil to remember our fallen sisters and brothers.

Room 2C Union Centre, 275 Broadway Ave