Nov 17, 2017 -
Westman ER Closure Recommendations Set Off Alarm Bells
Yesterday, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky sent a letter to Health Minister Goertzen, calling for an urgent meeting re: media reports this week that the Western Manitoba Health Care Task Force is recommending the government close ERs in Boissevain, Deloraine, Killarney, and Melita and replace them with urgent care centres.
Nov 10, 2017 -
Lest We Forget
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for more than 2.3 million Canadians who have served our country in times of war, conflict and peace, and more than 118,000 who gave their lives.
Nov 07, 2017 -
Government’s Pot Plan Sticks Public with Costs, Lets Private Investors Reap Profits
The Pallister government announced today how it plans to sell legal marijuana products in Manitoba — private sellers will profit from sales, while the public sector will oversee distribution and regulation. “This decision not only ignores the evidence that when it comes to public health and safety, selling cannibas through a public system is the way to go,” said MGEU President Michelle Gawrosnky. “It also ignores the wishes of Manitobans. Our recent polling shows two out of every three of us in this province believe marijuana should be sold in government-run stores.”
Nov 03, 2017 -
City Unveils 1919 Marquee - a Monument to the Winnipeg General Strike
A monument commemorating the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was unveiled this week and MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky was proud to join other labour activists for a first-hand glimpse.
Nov 02, 2017 -
Portage Members Serve Up Spaghetti in Support of United Way
Yesterday, MGEU volunteers served up 540 plates of pasta and raised almost $5000 in the process for the Portage Plains United Way.
Oct 27, 2017 -
Questions about Bargaining and Staffing Remain as President Continues Health Care Tour
This week, MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky continued the Care Comes First tour in the Interlake and Western Manitoba. Members continue to be stretched thin and short-staffed, while worrying about what the government’s continued cuts might mean for them and the patients they care for.
Oct 20, 2017 -
Public Sector Unions Take Next Step Against Unconstitutional Labour Law
Today the MGEU and other public sector unions in the Partnership to Defend Public Services filed a notice of motion for the injunction against the Pallister government’s so-called Public Services Sustainability Act.
Oct 16, 2017 -
Macdonald Youth Services APHP Ratifies New Four-Year Agreement
After three years without a new contract, members of Macdonald Youth Services, Northern/Alternative Parent Home Program (Local 369) have ratified a new four-year agreement.
Oct 11, 2017 -
Members of Knowles Centre, SAIL - Local 432 ratify new agreement
Members of Knowles Centre, Support Assistance to Independent Living (SAIL) - Local 432, who assist older teens who've been in care to begin living independently, ratified a new three-year agreement tonight.
Oct 10, 2017 -
Celebrate Health Care Support Workers' Week
The Province of Manitoba has proclaimed Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13 Health Care Support Workers’ Week, an opportunity to celebrate and salute the thousands of front-line health workers who care for us each and every day.