Apr 03, 2020 -
Liquor Mart worker tests positive for virus
On Wednesday, it was confirmed that an MGEU member who works at the Garden City Square Liquor Mart tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Apr 02, 2020 -
MGEU presses for presumptive WCB coverage for workers
Earlier this week, MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky sent a letter to the Finance Minister to help anyone who contracts the virus at work. The letter echoes the call from the Manitoba Federation of Labour for the provincial government and Workers Compensation of Manitoba (WCB) to provide presumptive coverage for all Manitoba workers who may become infected with COVID-19 through the course of their employment.
Mar 31, 2020 -
Gawronsky Calls on Premier and Minister to pay education support staff during school closure
“These workers and their families are worried about their health and safety and paying the bills,” said MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky. “The government needs to give a clear directive to all school divisions that staff will not be laid off and we are calling on the education minister to provide this directive immediately.”
Mar 30, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #6 – Continuing to help members during the “non-essential business” closure
Starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020, MGEU is making some adjustments in order to comply with public health orders, while continuing to serve members and help answer their questions.
Mar 26, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #5 - Working for you during these trying times
We have fielded thousands of calls, emails, and messages over these past few weeks, and are focused on resolving the most pressing issues facing members during this pandemic. Find out how MGEU has been working for members in this update. Also in this update: Send a message to the Premier and add your voice in support of EI top up, to help working families.
Mar 20, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #4: Working from home, applying for EI / Emergency Care Benefit
The MGEU is urging all employers to actively pursue work-from-home options to allow members to keep their maximum “social distance.” Also covered in this update: applying for EI and/or the Emergency Care Benefit.
Mar 19, 2020 -
Budget 2020 doesn’t meet the challenges facing Manitoba
Today the Pallister Government tabled a provincial budget that continues to underfund Manitoba’s public services, while starving provincial departments amid a viral pandemic and a looming economic crisis.
Mar 19, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #3: Redeployment of Health Care Staff
In an effort to ensure the adequate and appropriate level and distribution of health care staff, the MGEU, along with other unions, has reached an agreement with health care employers regarding the redeployment of staff within the sector.
Mar 16, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update: MGEU Meetings and Events
The MGEU is committed to serving its members through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. However, there will be some adjustments to how we serve members to protect members and staff, and to fulfill our responsibility to limit and slow the spread of the virus, until the COVID-19 threat recedes.
Mar 12, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update for MGEU members
Following the guidance of public health officials, the MGEU is taking precautionary steps to reduce the risks for members and staff posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus).