Jul 23, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #12 – MGEU Services and In-person Meetings
With the Manitoba government’s relaxing of public health restrictions, the union is once again making changes. Today the MGEU introduced an in-person meeting protocol that puts health and safety first.
Jul 21, 2020 -
MYS (APHP) Local 369 wins arbitration award
Macdonald Youth Services (Alternative Parent Home Program) - Local 369, recently went to arbitration to settle the outstanding terms of their collective agreement. This morning the arbitrator issued their decision and imposed wage increases over the two-year collective agreement.
Jul 15, 2020 -
Patient Transport Services, Local 451, Ratifies First Collective Agreement
The new three-year deal was just over a year in the making, with the Local 451 Bargaining Committee requesting the assistance of a third-party conciliator to help reach their first contract. The agreement includes wage increases as well as improvements to sick leave and vacation provisions for about 80 members.
Jul 09, 2020 -
Next Steps on Bill 28 Court Ruling and MGEU Meetings: A letter from the MGEU President
Today, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky sent the following update to all MGEU members about the union's next steps after the Bill 28 court ruling, MGEU meetings during the pandemic, and what to expect in the coming months.
Jul 09, 2020 -
MGEU Phone Survey about evolving technology begins July 13
The MGEU is surveying its members to learn more about how technology is changing their work and how the union uses technology to continue to serve members during the pandemic and into the future.
Jun 26, 2020 -
Report Finds Need for Improved Public Services, Not More Privatization
Meeting the needs of Canadians requires improved public services, not new forms of privatization. That’s the message from a new report – For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future – released yesterday by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Task Force on New Forms of Privatization.
Jun 17, 2020 -
Government expands Risk Recognition Program, still excludes far too many essential workers
Yesterday, the government announced it would be expanding their Risk Recognition Program by increasing the maximum income threshold for essential workers – those who earned a total pre-tax employment income of $12,500 during the 2.5-month eligibility period (excluding overtime) will now be eligible to apply.
Jun 16, 2020 -
Manitoba Access Awareness Week proclaimed by Government
With an ongoing commitment to identify, remove and prevent barriers in the workplace and the union, MGEU would like to promote Accessibility Manitoba’s webinar this Thursday, June 18th. See story for registration details.
Jun 14, 2020 -
Recognizing the People Behind our Public Services
June 14 to 20 is National Public Services Week – a chance to recognize the contributions of public-sector workers in Manitoba and across the country. While we can't recognize Public Services Week in quite the same way this year, we can still celebrate the achievements of the skilled people working on the front lines and behind the scenes to keep families safe and help our lives run smoothly by displaying these signs of gratitude.
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.