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City of Winnipeg (1874-1971) File
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Applications for the appointment of staff

Job applications to various City departments, many of which were submitted during the General Strike and feature the Slave Pact that required City employees to agree not to take strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Civic Strike of 1918

Contains letters from various different people and organizations related to the civic strike that took place from May to June, 1918.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

Civic employees pension fund

Contains pension information about employees leaving the City’s service, drafting notes for pension By-law 10589, and correspondence regarding the pensions of employees who participated in the 1919 General Strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Employees' agreement regarding employment (Slave Pact)

Contains job applications submitted to the City Surveyor from 1919-1924, all of which feature the Slave Pact agreement that civic employees began to have to sign after the General Strike that essentially forbade them from taking any strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Surveyor

General Strike, 1919

File pertaining to the General Strike of 1919, including records from various origins sent to or from the Mayor's office relating either to the strike itself or its fallout. Included are letters from citizens commending or condemning the City's actions during the strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Mayor's Office

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