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Canadian Labour International Film Festival*
Labour Film Friday

On Friday, November 22, UMFA will hold a movie event as part of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival and labour film month.

Featuring:
• A Radiant Sphere, 9.5mins Documentary, Canada (History/Communism)
• Glasgow Women's Strike, 11mins, Documentary, United Kingdom (Women/Pay Equity)
• Fishnet & The Fish, 8.5mins, Drama, Iran (Work)
• 24-Hour Workday, 14.5, Documentary, USA (Precarious work)
• The Stain, 13mins, Suspense/Drama, Iran (Work).

Friday, November 22, 2019
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Room 160, Dafoe Library
Free admission

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*The Canadian Labour International Film Festival tells the stories of workers – unionised and non-unionised. CLiFF is the stage and the voice of those who seek justice on the job and dignity in their workplace. CLiFF would also like to bring the subject of unpaid work into a public discussion.
www.labourfilms.ca

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) will make an annual contribution to recognize students who are interested in advancing the rights of organized labour. The award will be valued at $2,500 each year for a three year term to offer the UMFA Scholarship for the Advancement of Labour Rights.Beginning in 2019-2020 and ending in 2021-2022, one scholarship will be offered each year to an undergraduate student who:

(1) is enrolled part-time or full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any year of study in any faculty, college, or school at the University of Manitoba;

(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5; and

(3) is interested in advancing the rights of organized labour in Manitoba, Canada, and internationally.

In order to demonstrate how they meet criterion (3), candidates are required to submit to the Financial Aid and Awards office an essay, maximum 2,500 words, which includes (a) the student’s area of study, and (b) the importance of advancing labour rights in the province of Manitoba, Canada, and internationally. Adherence to normal academic standards, including those regarding plagiarism, is expected.

If in any given year the selection committee decides that there are no suitable applications, the scholarship will be extended by one year.

Recipients may be invited to publish the essay on UMFA’s website, newsletter, or in other public formats, but this will be done only with the permission of the author.

The Director of Financial Aid & Awards (or designate) will name the selection committee of the award, which will include the Coordinator of the Labour Studies program (or designate) and the Executive Director of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (or designate).

Biographical Information
Over the past two years the University of Manitoba Faculty Association has thrice sought remedy for violations of the Manitoba Labour Relations Act with the Manitoba Labour Board. Several of those violations resulted in orders from the Board that fines be paid to the Association. UMFA now offers those funds to students of all disciplines who are interested in advancing the rights of organized labour in Manitoba, Canada, and internationally.

For more information, and to apply, visit: http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/media/UMFA_Scholarship_for_the_Advancement_of_Labour_Rights_1920.pdf

Deadline is November 15.

Thinking of retiring soon and are over 55?

 

The date to give notice of your retirement and participate in the retirement allowance program is December 31. The details of the retirement allowance program are found in Appendix F of the collective agreement - the program provides a retirement allowance $20,000 to $100,000 if you provide irrevocable notice to retire. The amount of the allowance depends on your age at retirement and the number of years’ notice you provide.

If you are thinking of retiring, we encourage you to contact the pension benefits office and request a statement of retirement benefits.This statement, which is provided upon request,gives you information about your expected monthly pension given your exact age at retirement, and an estimate of the lump sum payment you would receive if you choose to take your money out of the UM plan.  Since it takes up to six weeks for the pension office to generate your statement, please contact them as soon as possible.

Contact information is below.

Surnames beginning in:

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Additionally, UM will be again offering their Planning for Retirement Workshop during the fall reading week (specific date and time have not yet been announced).  Check the Learning and Organizational Development webpage at https://umanitoba.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browsefor the announcement: the workshops fill up quickly.

Questions or concerns? Contact the UMFA office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 474.8272.

Here are some essential facts about the Collective Agreement for new members.  Read more in the UMFA New Hires Fact Sheet.

New Hires Fact Sheet 1