Apr 26, 2019 -
Remembering Manitoba’s Fallen Workers - Day of Mourning 2019
Every year on the National Day of Mourning (April 28), we remember those who have lost their lives or have been injured on the job. Events were held in Winnipeg today and two more are taking place this Sunday in Brandon and Thompson.
Apr 25, 2019 -
Future of Selkirk Laundry Unknown
The future of Selkirk Laundry continues to be in question following information contained in a KPMG report, titled Health System Sustainability and Innovation Review: Phase 2 Report. The report recommends to, “Close the Selkirk Laundry site including operational transfer and equipment decommissioning to the Inkster Laundry site.”
Apr 23, 2019 -
Université de Saint-Boniface Support members ratify new contract
Members of Université de Saint-Boniface (Support) - Local 147 ratified a new four-year agreement today.
Apr 18, 2019 -
Job Cuts at Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation
The Manitoba Government has cut five jobs from the Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation (MASC) and another four cuts are on the way. A recent news story from a Dauphin radio station brought the issue to light this week. Like civil service job cuts, this too is a result of the government’s austerity-driven mandate to shrink the workforce by eight per cent.
Apr 18, 2019 -
Speech-Language Pathologists Latest Health Care Professionals to Join MGEU
The MGEU welcomes its newest members this week — WRHA Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) – Local 452 — who work at a number of Access Centres throughout Winnipeg.
Apr 18, 2019 -
Commissioner Provides To-do List Before Health Care Votes Can Begin
On Tuesday April 16, 2019, Robert Pruden, the Commissioner responsible for conducting health care representation votes in Manitoba, provided an update to all unions involved.
Apr 03, 2019 -
Child welfare unit for newcomers abruptly closed
The specialized child-welfare unit, created in 2009, helped families that had been in the country less than five years navigate the legal and child-welfare systems. As of Monday, the six MGEU members in the unit were reassigned and community partners were notified.
Apr 02, 2019 -
Province Lowers Ambulance Fees, Commits to Hire 35 More Paramedics This Year
MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky welcomed the lowered fees, which will help to ensure more Manitobans can afford to call an ambulance in an emergency, but said more paramedics are needed to provide the service, particularly in rural Manitoba.
Apr 01, 2019 -
No Disruption in Pay for Government Employees as Supply Bill Passes
Members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly passed an interim supply bill today to ensure the province’s hard working government employees receive their next paycheque. MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky was on hand at the Legislative Building, accompanied by representatives from the union’s civil service components, to witness how everything unfolded.
Mar 29, 2019 -
Government says it will use Rarely-invoked Provision to Pass Interim Supply Bill
Media reports today say the Manitoba government plans to use a "rarely-invoked provision" when the legislative sitting resumes Monday to ensure an interim supply bill passes and civil servants get paid. The move arises from the government’s inability to pass the bill last week, which would allow for government money to be spent in the new fiscal year.