Manitoba Liberal Statement: IBEW 2034 and Hydro Line Worker Strike

March 10, 2021

Manitoba Liberals are proud to support IBEW and Hydro line workers in their bid to get a fair deal.

Hydro workers are essential to Manitoba's economy and families: they literally make sure the province keeps the lights on, whether it is a pandemic or not.

Hydro workers have diligently delivered repairs and maintenance in states of emergency, record cold temperatures and during a pandemic.

The Pallister PCs have been relentlessly interfering in Hydro, demanding layoffs, wage freezes and 15% reductions in the work force.

This is direct interference in an important right: the right to negotiate the value of your work.

The PCs are interfering with and undermining this right for essential workers at Hydro and elsewhere.

Dougald Lamont, MLA St. Boniface, Manitoba Liberal Leader

Cindy Lamoureux, MLA Tyndall Park, Manitoba Liberal Labour Critic

Dr. Jon Gerrard, MLA River Heights


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