Sep 10, 2021 -
2021-22 Membership Education Course Guide now available, online courses to continue this fall
Despite the ongoing challenge of pandemic health restrictions, MGEU’s elected Workplace Reps will still have the opportunity to acquire the skills they need – it will just involve learning-at-home this fall.
Sep 01, 2021 -
Bills to privatize liquor sales and strip worker rights withdrawn
Newly sworn-in Manitoba Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced today the Manitoba Government Cabinet and PC Caucus have agreed to withdraw five bills that had triggered massive opposition from MGEU and large numbers of Manitobans. This means that Bills 16, 35, 40, 57, and 64, will not become law when the current session of the Manitoba legislature ends this fall.
Aug 31, 2021 -
Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone ratifies first contract
After more than a year of bargaining, and with the assistance of mediation and legal counsel to bring the employer into serious discussions re: monetary proposals, members of the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone – Local 454 ratified their first collective agreement on Monday, August 30, 2021.
Aug 24, 2021 -
MGEU Statement on Government Vaccination Requirements
The MGEU encourages our members, and all Manitobans, to get vaccinated for COVID-19. At the same time, we welcome the alternatives offered, which provide for medical accommodations, and ongoing testing, to ensure that our workplaces, and those we serve, are protected.
Aug 24, 2021 -
New Report Highlights Risks of Privatizing Manitoba Infrastructure and VEMA
A new CCPA report released today detailing how more and more services are being privatized at Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) and the Vehicle and the Equipment Management Agency (VEMA) is raising serious concerns for the safety and integrity of Manitoba’s infrastructure network. MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky, says the report is a huge caution flag, with MGEU members warning this government that the privatization road they’re going down will either increase costs to Manitobans or sacrifice road safety in our province.
Aug 06, 2021 -
Family Visions ratifies new agreement
Members of Family Visions – Local 303, who provide supports for adults living with intellectual disabilities in Brandon, ratified a new two-year agreement last night.
Jul 16, 2021 -
MGEU releases statement on provincial government leaders’ recent comments about Residential Schools
The comments made by the new Minister are unacceptable and are historically untruthful. The historical fact is that the Residential School System was purposely created to remove and isolate children from their families, communities, traditions, and cultures in order to assimilate them. The MGEU strongly believes in truth and reconciliation and we believe the elected leaders of our province cannot continue to distort the truth about residential schools.
Jul 09, 2021 -
Virtual Spring Local Meetings Wrap-up for 2021
As the MGEU prepares for its first-ever Virtual Convention in October, what has really made the 2021 Spring Local meeting season stand out is that the union managed to organize every one of this year’s 256 meetings, virtually, to comply with public health restrictions. After 330 hours spent in the studio over the past three months, the final Local meetings have wrapped-up.
Jun 30, 2021 -
MGEU Welcomes Newest Local, Manitoba Ombudsman - Local 457
Members of the Manitoba Ombudsman – Local 457 are the latest Manitobans to unionize with the MGEU!
Jun 24, 2021 -
Province Making Changes to Regional Offices in Manitoba Infrastructure
The plan will see five regional head offices reduced to three, with two of the existing head offices turned into “sub-offices” and most of the current "sub-offices" turned into “field offices." Manitoba’s Infrastructure Minister says there will be “no office closures or reduction in staff” as a result of the changes, but work location and reporting structure might change for some employees. MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky, said yesterday’s announcement is just more of the same from the Pallister government and questioned the Minister’s claim about staff reductions and closures.