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.
Nov 28, 2018 -
Pallister Government announces potential lay-offs as it prepares to shut down Real Estate Services Division
The Government of Manitoba is contracting out the jobs of MGEU members and laying off up to 11 employees in the government’s Real Estate Services Division (formerly Crown Lands and Property Agency), effective March 30, 2019.
Nov 26, 2018 -
Sign the Petition to Keep Churchill’s Liquor Mart Public
The province is shutting down Churchill, Manitoba’s only public Liquor Mart, eliminating quality jobs in this northern community. For many years, our public Liquor Marts have balanced great selection and competitive pricing with social responsibility. Let’s continue to put the health of our communities and public safety before profits. Let’s keep Churchill’s Liquor Mart public! Please sign the petition.
Nov 20, 2018 -
Throne Speech Raises Questions about Plans for the Civil Service
Today the Pallister Government unveiled its Speech from the Throne. Often referred to as a provincial blueprint, it’s as chance for government to lay out their priorities and direction for the year ahead. Today’s speech contained concerning language around advancing transformation of public services with a new Public Service Act.