Oct 19, 2020 -
MGEU calls on government to immediately hire more staff at Cadham Lab
The MGEU sent a letter to the Minister of Health today, pointing out that Medical Lab Technologists (MLTs) at Cadham Provincial Laboratory -- our flagship provincial medical lab -- are at a breaking point and more staff must be hired as soon as possible.
Oct 07, 2020 -
More Cuts, Privatization and Blame in Throne Speech
Today, the Pallister Government unveiled a Speech from the Throne in the Manitoba Legislature. This speech is meant to outline and highlight the government’s blueprint for the legislative session, and signal to Manitobans what the government actions will be moving forward. If today’s Throne Speech is any indication of that, Manitobans can expect more of the same: public service cuts, budget reductions, increased privatization, along with plenty of blame for the federal government.
Oct 04, 2020 -
Honouring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Today we remember the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls whose lives have been tragically cut short by violence.To honour their memories, the MGEU has hung red dresses in the windows of our offices at the Union Centre in Winnipeg. We also encourage members to join the Sisters in Spirit Virtual Vigil, organized by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC).
Sep 30, 2020 -
A call to action for Members of Parliament on Orange Shirt Day
Today, on Orange Shirt Day, the MGEU offers a call to action to all Members of Parliament across Canada to provide unanimous support for Bill C-5, which seeks to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation for federally regulated workers that will be observed as a statutory holiday on September 30.
Sep 30, 2020 -
Staff Shortages Threaten Drinking Water Safety
This week, the Auditor General issued a report called Drinking Water Safety Oversight. It contained alarming statistics that require immediate attention. The MGEU has written a letter to Conservation and Climate Minister, Sarah Guillemard, asking for a meeting to discuss the findings and address critical staffing shortages in the Office of Drinking Water.
Sep 10, 2020 -
MGEU releases 2020-21 Education Course Guide
Today, the MGEU released the 2020-21 Membership Education Course Guide with some new options for learning-at-home.
Aug 31, 2020 -
Members of YWCA Thompson Residence Inc. ratify new agreement
Members of the YWCA Thompson Residence Inc. - Local 179 voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement on August 28, 2020.
Aug 28, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #14: Pre-Convention Local Meetings Postponed
A special meeting of the MGEU Board of Directors was held on August 27 to deal with the latest pandemic circumstances in Manitoba. At this meeting, the Board decided to postpone the pre-convention Local meetings to elect Convention delegates and Local positions until further notice.
Aug 21, 2020 -
Covid-19 Update #13: MGEU Mandates masks at all in-person meetings, meetings in Area 2 & 3 under review
Due to the latest public health recommendations, MGEU members will be required to wear masks during all in-person meetings. Masks will be made available at the meeting if required. The new colour-coded COVID scale recently implemented by the Province also caps gatherings in the Prairie Mountain Health region to no more than ten people. As such, MGEU's in-person meetings in Area 2 and Area 3 are now under review.
Aug 20, 2020 -
Congrats to the 2020 MGEU Bursary Winners!
The MGEU is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of nearly $30,000 in MGEU educational scholarships and bursaries.