Jan 18, 2022 -
New Minister of Labour must “re-set” relationship with public service workers
After having no one in Cabinet devoted to labour issues for nearly six years, Premier Stefanson appointed Reg Helwer as the new Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection, and Government Services today – a move that is long past due.
Dec 22, 2021 -
MGEU Holiday Hours
Happy Holidays from the MGEU! Please note our holiday hours for the MGEU from December 24, 2021 to January 4, 2022.
Dec 17, 2021 -
BIG WIN - Recognition of Casual Service for HCSS MGEU members in IERHA and PMH
After the employer denied several grievances re: casual service on behalf of members covered under the MGEU HCSS collective agreements in Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake Eastern RHA, the MGEU referred them to Arbitration -- and won!
Dec 07, 2021 -
Manitoba’s first-ever Workplace Mental Health Conference scheduled for April 2022
Manitoba’s inaugural Workplace Mental Health conference — brought to you by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA-MB-WPG) and the MGEU — is coming in spring 2022.
Dec 03, 2021 -
Time to speak up for public services in pre-budget planning period
Over the next several weeks, the MGEU is calling on members and Manitobans to voice their support for more investment in our public services in the next Provincial budget.
Nov 26, 2021 -
Members of Hecla Golf Course ratify new collective agreement
Members of Lakeview Hecla Golf Course -Local 140 ratified a new three-year agreement today.
Nov 25, 2021 -
MGEU to hold Special Convention June 10-11, 2022
The MGEU will hold a Special Convention June 10-11, 2022, though it has not yet been determined if it will be a virtual or in-person event. The MGEU Board of Directors will make that decision in January, taking into consideration public health rules and guidance.
Nov 24, 2021 -
Announcement of no layoffs, repeal of Bill 28 offers more reasons to hope for “fresh start”
Today, the Provincial government made three significant announcements – the repeal of the Public Service Sustainability Act (PSSA or ‘Bill 28’), a ‘fresh start’ and ‘different approach’ at the bargaining table, and a new no-layoff commitment for the public sector.
Nov 23, 2021 -
Throne Speech offers Promising Words on Civil Service Staffing; MGEU looking for Investments and Follow-Through
In today’s Speech from the Throne, Premier Heather Stefanson laid out the PC government’s agenda to kick-off the next session in the Manitoba Legislature with promising words that the government will address important areas of concern for MGEU members through a commitment to recruit and retain staff in the Civil Service and to review previously planned changes to rural health care. MGEU President, Kyle Ross, says that MGEU members will be looking for this new Premier to follow through on such a commitment.
Nov 03, 2021 -
PDPS will seek leave from Supreme Court of Canada to hear wage-freeze appeal
The Partnership to Defend Public Services (comprised of the MGEU, other Manitoba public sector unions, and the Manitoba Federation of Labour) announced today that it will be seeking leave from the Supreme Court of Canada to hear an appeal of the Government of Manitoba’s public sector wage freeze legislation.