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.
Nov 01, 2021 -
Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation - Local 354 ratifies new agreement
Members of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation - Local 354 ratified a new collective agreement last night.
Oct 29, 2021 -
Failure of Pineland Privatization Scheme Revealed
A failed privatization scheme by the PC government has left the former Pineland Forest Nursery in Hadashville sitting empty with unfilled promises of providing an economic boost to the region. In 2019, the province announced it was selling the site to Botanist Organic Growers Corp. (BOGC), which had plans to turn it into a CBD oil production facility. Instead of serving as a new economic driver for the region, it’s been a heartbreaking reminder of the failed promises of privatization, as the shuttered facility has sat unused for years.
Oct 21, 2021 -
New President, Kyle Ross, Named to Lead the MGEU
Delegates at the MGEU’s 66th convention have elected Kyle Ross as the new president to lead the union's over 30,000 members.
Oct 20, 2021 -
MGEU's 66th Convention - the Presidential Address
MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky kicked off the union’s 66th Convention – MGEU Online 2021 – Stronger Together Presidential Address this morning with a video showcasing MGEU members and activists who overcame so much to keep Manitoba moving during the pandemic.
Oct 19, 2021 -
MGEU's 66th Convention Kicks-Off Virtually with All-Candidates Forum
MGEU’s first-ever virtual Convention kicks off today with the All-Candidates Forum at 7pm and continues through Wednesday and Thursday.
Oct 14, 2021 -
Bill 28 Appeal Court Rules Against Manitoba's Public-Sector Workers
Yesterday the Manitoba Court of Appeal delivered disappointing news for thousands of public-sector workers, as it overturned the Court of Queen’s Bench decision on Bill 28 (Public Services Sustainability Act) – the provincial government’s wage freeze law.