Jun 11, 2020 -
Legal victory for workers: judge rules public sector wage freeze legislation unconstitutional
After three long years of standing up for the rights of public sector workers to sit down and negotiate their wages with the Pallister government, today is victory day. Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice McKelvey has ruled that the government's wage freeze law, the Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28), and its actions to impede collective bargaining with Manitoba's public sector workers are a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Jun 10, 2020 -
MGEU members respond to flood emergency in Southeastern Manitoba
The RMs of Stuartburn and Piney have declared local states of emergency, while provincial workers – including those from the Emergency Measures Organization, Manitoba Infrastructure, and Manitoba Hydro – are in the region assisting local authorities and residents.
Jun 02, 2020 -
Government Announces Risk Recognition Program for Some Essential Workers
The Pallister government announced today its Risk Recognition program (aka pandemic pay or wage top-up) that the MGEU and others have been advocating for since the crisis began.
Jun 02, 2020 -
Civil Service Update: No Lay-Off Protection in Exchange for Five Unpaid Days Off, Court Says Government Must Appoint Arbitration Panel
Nearly two months after Premier Pallister announced his intention to seek layoffs and work reductions to reduce public sector workforce costs by as much as 30%, the MGEU has secured no-layoff protection in exchange for five unpaid days off.
May 29, 2020 -
Send a selfie, show your public service to win!
To show Manitobans the vital services MGEU members are providing at this unprecedented time, we’re asking you to send us a selfie at work (or on your break, or before your shift, or after work), along with info about the service you provide, so we can share it.
May 19, 2020 -
Manitoba government proposes 5 unpaid days for Civil Service
After five weeks of the MGEU repeatedly calling on the Pallister government to provide concrete details about its proposed reductions to the Civil Service workforce, we have finally received a specific proposal.
May 14, 2020 -
Provincial Government Consults Community Leaders on "Risk Recognition" Payments
Late yesterday, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky was invited to join a video conference consultation meeting today with Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding to discuss the Province’s responsibility for overseeing a one-time “risk recognition payment” to front-line workers in the battle against COVID-19.
May 14, 2020 -
Honk-a-thon rally turns up the volume against government cuts
On May 13, MGEU supporters joined hundreds of other Manitobans to circle the Legislative building during question period in protest of Pallister's cuts to public services.
May 12, 2020 -
MGEU challenges Premier's comments to justify MASC Layoffs
On behalf of hard-working members at the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), the MGEU is challenging Premier Pallister’s comments today that layoffs there are justified because there is “not enough work for everyone.”
May 06, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #11 – The latest adjustments to how we're serving members
The Manitoba government’s phased-in, conditional relaxing of public health restrictions means the MGEU is once again making some adjustments to the ways the union serves its members.