MGEU - Manitoba Government and General Employees Union
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Duke of Marlborough School - Local 446

Approx. Number of Members
21
Current Contract Expires
June 30, 2022
MGEU Staff Negotiator
Amy Brown
Elected Bargaining Committee Members
Dawne Palmer (President), Theodore Fenner (Chief Steward)

LATEST BARGAINING NEWS

Members of Duke of Marlborough - Local 446 voted to reject the employer's offer and delivered their Bargaining Committee with a strong strike mandate on May 16, 2024.

The Bargaining Committee has requested the employer return to the table to resume negotiations as soon as possible.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

Overview of Bargaining So Far

Members of Duke of Marlborough School - Local 446 had an opportunity to put forward their ideas and proposals for improving their collective agreement at a meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

The Bargaining Committee then worked to pull together these proposals into a bargaining package to share with the employer.

The Duke of Marlborough School - Local 446 Bargaining Committee began negotiations with the employer on January 18 and 26, 2023. A meeting set for February 22, 2023 had to be rescheduled.

The Bargaining Committee continued negotiations with the employer on June 21, 2023.  

The Duke of Marlborough School - Local 446 Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with the employer on October 26, 2023. The employer presented an offer that the Committee felt was unsatisfactory and unfair.

Members had an opportunity to vote on the offer at a ratification meeting on November 30, 2023. The Committee recommended rejection of the offer.

Members of Duke of Marlborough School - Local 446 provided their Bargaining Committee with a strong rejection of the employer's settlement offer on November 30, 2023.

The Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with the employer on January 22, 2024 and the two sides agreed to seek the assistance of a third-party conciliator.

The Committee asked members to reject the employer's latest offer, and vote for a strike mandate in mid-May.

ONLINE INFORMATION MEETING
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
4 pm via Webex Webex link:
https://mgeu.webex.com/mgeu/j.php?MTID=med2a0d16c657ef14e4bb7be1a9b3aad1

IN-PERSON RATIFICATION VOTE
Voting will be done in-person!
Thursday, May 16, 2024
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Telehealth Room, Churchill Health Centre

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