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Your service in a strike

Due to the current labour disruption, Manitoba Hydro has suspended non-emergency natural gas work and inspections. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

Emergency work or work required to maintain public safety, will continue. This work includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Natural gas blowing
  • Below grade leak repairs
  • Fire/explosion
  • Other gas leaks
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)/fumes (any CO, fumes call, report of illness or nausea) — Customers should also call 911
  • Natural gas appliance emergencies (leaks, smell of gas, overheating)

Please note that in all cases Manitoba Hydro will make the situation safe but may advise you to contact your preferred equipment or appliance dealer for permanent repairs.

Suspended natural gas work includes the following, but is not limited to:

  • Natural gas meter exchanges
  • Commercial/industrial heat, hot water, cooking equipment repairs — please contact an equipment service contractor
  • Appliance inspections
  • Overheating equipment (gas shut off)
  • Water heater issues — please contact an equipment service contractor
  • No heat — please contact an HVAC contractor
  • Range — please contact an appliance service contractor
  • Cracked heat exchanger — please contact an HVAC contractor

Commercial customers applying for new electricity or natural gas services, or have already applied, may experience delays. Contact your Energy Services Advisor on specific projects for more information.

Current strike actions

June 29, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.

Unifor-represented workers in the following locations are undertaking strike action to begin June 29, 2022 at 6:30 a.m. and end June 30, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.

Locations affected:

  • Dauphin
  • Swan River
  • Russell
  • Neepawa
  • Virden
  • Brandon
  • Killarney
  • Portage la Prairie
  • Morden
  • Selkirk
  • Steinbach
  • Gimli
  • Arborg

Exceptions: Unifor students, Manitoba Hydro Utility Services (MHUS) and Unifor-represented employees undergoing training.

As a result of this strike action, non-emergency natural gas work performed by Manitoba Hydro employees may be suspended or rescheduled. Please see the lists above to help determine how to proceed with non-emergency natural gas work during this labour disruption.