Jan 21, 2009 -
Challenging Ottawa to invest in frontline services
As Canada’s first ministers gathered in Ottawa last week to discuss the growing economic crisis, frontline workers in health care, community-based social services and the justice system were urging the leaders to propose a federal stimulus package that invests in public services to protect vulnerable families and help stabilize the economy.
Oct 27, 2008 -
Corrections Ruling Handed Down
Arbitrator Michael Werier’s ruling as it relates to Correctional Officers (MGEU) and the Province of Manitoba was handed down today. The entire ruling has been passed on to the Corrections Bargaining Committee for review and analysis...
Oct 14, 2008 -
Arbitrator Awards Tenant Service Coordinators Significant Retroactive Increase
Twelve Tenant Service Coordinators who work for the Manitoba Department of Housing sought a reclassification of their jobs based on a significant change to their duties. The changes had come about in 2004 and 2005. The Union and government had negotiated for a long time to determine an appropriate wage rate, however, the matter could not be settled between the parties and was sent to arbitration.
Apr 30, 2008 -
Seeing the Workplace with New Eyes
This self-help guide is intended for all new or established workplace safety and health committees and worker safety and health representatives in Manitoba.
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.