MGEU - Manitoba Government and General Employees Union

Manitoba Ombudson - Local 457

Approx. Number of Members
Current Contract Expires
first contract
MGEU Staff Negotiator
Jamie Hildahl
Elected Bargaining Committee Members
Meghan Gallant (President), Kristen Fogg (Vice-President)


Members of the MB Ombudsman - Local 457 voted to ratify their first collective agreement with the employer on April 4, 2024.

Highlights of the agreement include wage increases in each year, a special wage adjustment for Investigators and significant benefit improvements.

Overview of Bargaining

The MB Ombudsman - Local 457 Bargaining Committee began negotiations with the employer in October 2022.

By March of 2023, very little meaningful progress towards an agreement had been made, so the Bargaining Committee applied for a third-party conciliator.

In April 2023, the two sides resumed negotiations with the aid of the conciliator and were able to work through a number of articles with his assistance. 
Negotiations resumed in August 2023. The Bargaining Committee is hopeful progress will continue.

The MB Ombudsman - Local 457 Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with the employer on March 7, 2024.

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