Jan 30, 2008 -
Talks Fail to Resolve Issues for Corrections - Arbitration Begins Feb 4
Members of the Corrections sub-component Bargaining Committee resumed talks with government late last week with an eye toward resolving some of the nine outstanding issues slated to go to arbitration.
Jan 30, 2008 -
Compensation for Travel Time Grievance Finally Determined
As we reported some time ago, the Union won a grievance which determined that a member should be compensated for travel time at overtime rates.
Jan 21, 2008 -
Corrections Resume Negotiations
The MGEU’s Corrections Bargaining Committee and representatives from the Provincial Government will resume contract negotiations on Thursday, January 24, and Friday, January 25, 2008.
Jan 04, 2008 -
Correctional Officers Stage Successful Picket at Manitoba Legislature
Over 250 Manitoba Correctional Officers and supporters marched from the Winnipeg Convention Centre to the steps of the Manitoba Legislature to express dissatisfaction over lengthy contract negotiations and mishandling of health and safety issues.
Jan 04, 2008 -
Correctional Officers Want Justice Too!
Manitoba’s Correctional Officers will be holding an information picket commencing at noon today (more information can be found by clicking the links below). All participating Corrections employees are being asked to meet at the Winnipeg Convention Centre at 11am. We will be moving to the steps of the Manitoba Legislature along a predetermined route from there.
Dec 21, 2007 -
Manitoba Correctional Officers Blindsided by Government
The legal team representing the Province of Manitoba, and representatives of the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU), were to begin an arbitration hearing this week to finally resolve an impasse involving a contract for Provincial Correctional Officers that has been in negotiations for over two years. Instead, Provincial lawyers informed MGEU late last week that they were using a technical legal maneuver to block the start of proceedings and further delay getting a contract for Manitoba’s 1,100 Corrections Officers.
Dec 14, 2007 -
Corrections Arbitration Postponed
The Corrections Arbitration hearing has been postponed. The province and the Attorney General’s office have raised a last minute preliminary argument that has to be dealt with before the arbitration can proceed.
Dec 10, 2007 -
Province Refuses to Pay Overtime for Travel Time
In August of 2006, the MGEU won an arbitration that required the government to pay employees at overtime rates for travel. Since that date, the Union has made repeated requests to the government to pay employees who should be compensated as a result of that Award. The MGEU had to return to the Arbitrator to hear arguments that the government was making in an attempt to limit the number of people who would receive a remedy. They were unsuccessful in this attempt.
Oct 23, 2007 -
The Workplace Safety and Health Regulation 217/2006 defines “Working Alone” as any worker who performs a job in the absence of their employer, another person in a supervisory capacity (designated by the same employer), or another worker at a workplace during the same time period the working alone job function is being performed.
Sep 20, 2007 -
Problems of DB Pensions Largely a Myth
Public perception of a serious problem in the funding of defined benefit (DB) pension plans in both Canada and the United States is a myth for over 90% of plans according to Dominion Bond Rating Services (DBRS), Canada’s leading international rating agency.