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.
May 01, 2020 -
Government must redeploy Public Workers before adding Summer Student Jobs in Civil Service
MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky says that, while creating STEP summer jobs for students is important, it should not be done in a way that makes the province's recent layoff and work share scheme even worse.
Apr 30, 2020 -
Government issues Public Health Order to restrict movement at Personal Care Homes
MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky says that while the union supports efforts to minimize the spread of the virus, there remain many unanswered questions about the implementation of this initiative and its impact on workers.
Apr 30, 2020 -
MGEU requests Workplace Safety Health Branch intervention
MGEU has made repeated efforts to ensure that community support workers in Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority have the personal protective equipment necessary to safely do their work. Despite this, these employers continue to restrict the appropriate use of PPE and they often provide unclear and contradictory direction on PPE usage.
Apr 29, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #10: Premier continues to talk about work reduction scheme with few details
The only new information available about the Premier's proposals comes from his comments in the news media. Last week, he talked about 25% of public workers being impacted by his layoff and work reduction scheme. Yesterday, he told media: "I don't expect it to be anywhere near 10 per cent impact. The fact of the matter is, it'll be less than that, and it will vary by department."
Apr 24, 2020 -
MGEU COVID-19 Update #9: April 24, 2020 - MGEU Convention, Meetings and Events
Today, we are updating our plan for upcoming meetings and events in accordance with the latest information from public health officials. Adjustments to regular meeting practices are being made to protect members and staff, and to fulfill our responsibility to limit and slow the spread of the virus in our communities.