Jan 18, 2019 -
Gawronsky Calls for Full Investigation after Member Stabbed at EIA Office
This week, a protective services officer was stabbed after confronting a man trying to gain entry to an Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) office on Rorie Street in Winnipeg. The man was known to staff.
Jan 15, 2019 -
MGEU Mourns the Loss of Bill McLachlan
It is with heavy hearts that the MGEU mourns the passing of long-time member and dedicated activist, Bill McLachlan.
Jan 04, 2019 -
Government to Contract out more Seasonal Road Work
Recently the Provincial Government announced plans to further privatize seasonal construction work which was previously provided by MGEU members in Manitoba Infrastructure.This maintenance road work, which was the responsibility of 47 government employees in 2018, will be privatized as of April 10, 2019. The government says that it’s too early to say how many positions will be affected going forward.
Dec 21, 2018 -
MGEU Submits Provincial Budget 2019 Proposal
The MGEU recently made a submission to the Government of Manitoba as part of their pre-budget process for next year’s Budget release. The main focus of the document asks the government to reconsider their priorities and put people first. The Pallister government pledged during their election campaign to protect public services and those who deliver them. However, they’ve broken that promise with repeated cuts over the past two and a half years.
Dec 21, 2018 -
MGEU Holiday Hours
Here are our holiday hours. If you need assistance from the union during the holidays, please contact our Resource Centre by phone or email. Happy Holidays!
Dec 20, 2018 -
MGEU Mourns the Loss of Jan Henley
It is with great sadness the MGEU announces that long-time MGEU activist Jan Henley passed away this morning, December 20, 2018.
Dec 06, 2018 -
Pineland to Grow Private Weed Instead of Public Trees
Today the Winnipeg Free Press reported that the provincially owned Pineland Forest Nursery near Hadashville, which has grown reforestation seedlings for 65 years, will become a cannabis-growing operation when privatized in the new year.
Nov 30, 2018 -
Manitoba Government to Lay Off Translators
Continuing with their cuts to the Civil Service, the Manitoba Government has announced that it will be eliminating eight translator positions as of March 29, 2019, which also happens to be the date that the “no lay-off” clause of the current Civil Service collective agreement expires.
Nov 30, 2018 -
Pallister Government Announces Further Weakening of Health and Safety Regulations
Recently, the Pallister Government announced that it plans to change occupational safety and health regulations in several key areas in order to harmonize standards with other provinces. They claim the purpose is “to reduce barriers to interprovincial trade and increase labour mobility, while maintaining protections for workers.”
Nov 29, 2018 -
Pallister Government announces water bombers will be privatized
Despite evidence that privatizing air services will compromise safety and quality, the provincial government announced today that they will contract out water bomber services.