COVID-19: What you need to know
Page updated September 10, 2020
These are unprecedented times for all Manitobans and MGEU members continue to deliver the services Manitobans rely on.
Understandably, there have been many questions from members during the pandemic and your union has continued to advocate for you, while keeping you up-to-speed with emails and posts here on MGEU.ca.
In response to public health orders, we’ve had to make some further changes to our standard practices and services. For all of the latest details, you can check out our most recent COVID-19 update about in-person meetings and services. We ask that all members review this protocol before attending an upcoming meeting.
For more information, please review the related links, news stories, updates, and frequently asked questions on this dedicated COVID-19 page. And, as always, to ensure you receive the most up-to-date information during the pandemic delivered right to your inbox, please update your contact information here and provide your personal home email address.
COVID-19 Updates and News
MGEU COVID-19 Update #14: August 28, 2020 - Pre-Convention Local Meetings Postponed
MGEU COVID-19 Update #13: August 21, 2020 - MGEU In-Person Meetings
MGEU COVID-19 Update #12: July 23,2020 - MGEU Services and In-person Meetings
MGEU COVID-19 Update #11: May 06, 2020 - The latest adjustments to how we're serving members
MGEU COVID-19 Update #10: April 29, 2020 - Premier continues to talk about work reduction scheme with few details
MGEU COVID-19 Update #9: April 24, 2020 - (MGEU Convention, Meetings, and Events)
MGEU COVID-19 Update #8: April 14, 2020 - Premier looking at public service lay offs
MGEU COVID-19 Update #7: April 9, 2020 - A resource and strong voice for each and every member
MGEU COVID-19 Update #6: March 30 2020 (Continuing to help you during "non-essential business" closure)
MGEU COVID-19 Update #5: March 26, 2020 (Working for you during these trying times)
MGEU COVID-19 Update #4: March 20, 2020 (Working from home)
MGEU COVID-19 Update #3 - March 19, 2020 (Redeployment of Health Care Staff)
MGEU COVID-19 Update #2 - March 16, 2020 (MGEU Meetings and Events)
COVID-19 Update #1 - March 12, 2020 (Reducing risks at MGEU offices)
Related News Stories
June 17, 2020 - Government expands Risk Recognition Program, still excludes far too many essential workers
June 2, 2020 - Government Announces Risk Recognition Program for Some Essential Workers
June 2, 2020 - Civil Service Update: No Lay-Off Protection in Exchange for Five Unpaid Days Off, Court Says Government Must Appoint Arbitration Panel
May 29, 2020 - Send a selfie, show your public service to win!
May 14, 2020 - Provincial Government Consults Community Leaders on "Risk Recognition" Payments
May 14, 2020 - Honk-a-thon rally turns up the volume against government cuts
May 01, 2020 - Government must redeploy Public Workers before adding Summer Student Jobs in Civil Service
April 30, 2020: Government issues Public Health Order to restrict movement at Personal Care Homes
April 30, 2020: MGEU requests Workplace Safety Health Branch intervention
April 24, 2020: Blog Post - Now, more than ever, we must stand together
April 22, 2020: Threatening memo shows Premier determined to impose cuts
April 21, 2020: After one full week – still no answers from Premier
April 20, 2020: MGEU calls on Premiers to be straight with Manitobans about his real agenda
April 17, 2020: MGEU President writes letter to Premier, demands more info re: layoff threats
April 9, 2020: Province-wide campaign to spread message: support essential workers, stay home
April 2, 2020: MGEU presses for presumptive WCB coverage for workers
March 31, 2020: Gawronsky Calls on Premier and Minister to pay education support staff during school closure
We've created answers to some of the most common questions we’re receiving from
members. Review our FAQs based on the information available at this time.