National Day of Mourning: SAFE Workers of Tomorrow – Leaders’ Walk & Day of Mourning Ceremony

Posted April 18th, 2024

Each year in Canada, we remember workers we lost to workplace injuries and illnesses with a National Day of Mourning.  Canada was the first country to commemorate this day, but it is now observed in over 80 countries around the world.

Date: Friday, April 26

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Union Centre (Broadway at Smith Street) travelling down Broadway to Workers Memorial at Memorial Park

International Workers Day

Posted April 18th, 2024

Rally and March

Date: Wednesday, May 1

Time: 5:30

Location: City Hall – 510 Main St.

Celebrate International Workers’ Day.

Workers Stand With Palestine.

Workers Unite for Palestine!  Solidarity not Silence

Posted April 18th, 2024

Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: 12:00 noon

Location: Winnipeg City Hall – 510 Main Street

Rally followed by march south on Main Street, returning to City Hall.

Bring your flag, sign, keffiyeh, union flags and banners.

Stop the genocide; Stop the apartheid



Labour For Palestine Winnipeg and the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba invite you to join us in solidarity with the people of Palestine.  Let’s unite to stop genocide and end the occupation.

Contact Labour for Palestine

105 And Rising: Poetry Reading by Ron Romanowski

Posted April 18th, 2024

Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Henderson Branch Library – 1050 Henderson Highway at McLeod Avenue (easy bus access and free parking)

Admission is Free

Poet Ron Romanowski commemorates the 105th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike with a reading of his new and selected poetry.

Ron’s poetry collections, Insurrection (2009) and If 30,000 Strikers Marched Today (2019) were local best-sellers. They commemorated the 90th and 100th anniversaries of the Winnipeg General Strike respectively.

Last year Ron’s book-length collection Heart Blooms from the Gardener Poet highlighted an environmentalist theme and is available at McNally-Robinson Booksellers.

Ron was the Labour representative at the Manitoba Museum’s 2019 innovative commemoration of the centennial of the 1919 Strike which featured live music, dance, and poetry in the museum’s Urban Gallery.

Ron was a Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ union activist in his Labour life.

He has studied History at the University of Winnipeg; Labour Studies at the University of Manitoba; Creative Writing at Toronto’s Humber College and attended many writing workshops and symposia with some of Canada’s best poets, playwrights, spoken word artists, and fiction writers.

Recently Ron won the first-place poetry prize in two Manitoban writing contests: the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group and the Gimli Icelandic Festival.

His poetry has been featured in the annual Winnipeg Free Press April is Poetry Month feature and has been published in dozens of literary journals, magazines, newspapers (and even in a calendar for a charity).

The Winnipeg Public Library currently holds four of Ron’s nine books in its collection.

Ron’s new book 27 Dancers Working Off Broadway Canada will be published in 2025 by Augustine Hand Press. Labour, politics, and the arts are its themes.

Warsaw Ghetto Memorial: Looking at Resistance Through the Lens of Family History

Posted April 18th, 2024

North End Jewish Folk Choir performs Songs of the Ghettos and Partisans

With guest speaker Cecil Rosner

Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Ukrainian Labour Temple – 591 Pritchard Avenue (at McGregor)

Admission is free

On May 7th, 7:00 p.m. at the Ukrainian Labour Temple, the United Jewish People’s Order will present their annual program commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. This uprising was the first such action in Nazi occupied Europe during World War II. This year’s program is entitled “Looking at Resistance Through the Lens of Family History”. It will feature an address by special guest Cecil Rosner, noted Canadian investigative journalist and author of Manipulating the Message: How Powerful Forces Shape the News. The North End Jewish Folk Choir will perform six songs written by resistance fighters in the ghettos or by partisans in the forests.  Six memorial candles will be lit in honour of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II.