Nov 14, 2020 -
Additional Compensation for HCAs Disrupted by Staffing Shortages
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip Manitoba, the staffing situation in health care facilities has become critical. The MGEU and the Provincial Health Labour Relations Secretariat (PHLRS) are in discussions to revise the current COVID Redeployment Memorandum of Agreement signed off last Spring to support members who are disrupted by staffing shortages. In the meantime, we have agreed to additional compensation for affected HCAs.
Nov 12, 2020 -
Province recalls expired masks after MGEU and members raise concerns
Earlier this week, it was revealed that some masks sent by the Province and Shared Health to workers were more than 10 years old and well beyond their expiry date. In some cases, there have been reports from workers of headaches caused by an odour and skin irritation while wearing the masks.
Nov 09, 2020 -
MGEU issues statement about fallen health care worker
MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky, issued a statement in response to the news that a Manitoba Health Care Worker has died from COVID-19.
Nov 02, 2020 -
MGEU's Healthy Minds At Work Campaign kicks off today
The Healthy Minds At Work campaign aims to engage MGEU members on workplace mental health, raising awareness of mental health as a workplace issue, helping members have conversations about mental health, connecting members with mental health resources and supports, and providing members with tools and information to advocate for more psychologically healthy workplaces.
Oct 30, 2020 -
MGEU Scores Another Grievance Win for Health Care Members on Single Day Vacation
The MGEU recently won another important grievance at arbitration, protecting vacation entitlement rights of Health Care Support Services members in Prairie Mountain Health.
Oct 27, 2020 -
MGEU Stands in Solidarity with Alberta Health Care Workers
The MGEU stands in solidarity with the Alberta Union of Public Employees (AUPE) health care workers on strike in Alberta. "These workers have been pushed to the brink and are courageously fighting back against a mean-spirited government that is putting public health care for all at risk."
Oct 19, 2020 -
MGEU calls on government to immediately hire more staff at Cadham Lab
The MGEU sent a letter to the Minister of Health today, pointing out that Medical Lab Technologists (MLTs) at Cadham Provincial Laboratory -- our flagship provincial medical lab -- are at a breaking point and more staff must be hired as soon as possible.
Oct 07, 2020 -
More Cuts, Privatization and Blame in Throne Speech
Today, the Pallister Government unveiled a Speech from the Throne in the Manitoba Legislature. This speech is meant to outline and highlight the government’s blueprint for the legislative session, and signal to Manitobans what the government actions will be moving forward. If today’s Throne Speech is any indication of that, Manitobans can expect more of the same: public service cuts, budget reductions, increased privatization, along with plenty of blame for the federal government.
Oct 04, 2020 -
Honouring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Today we remember the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls whose lives have been tragically cut short by violence.To honour their memories, the MGEU has hung red dresses in the windows of our offices at the Union Centre in Winnipeg. We also encourage members to join the Sisters in Spirit Virtual Vigil, organized by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC).
Sep 30, 2020 -
A call to action for Members of Parliament on Orange Shirt Day
Today, on Orange Shirt Day, the MGEU offers a call to action to all Members of Parliament across Canada to provide unanimous support for Bill C-5, which seeks to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation for federally regulated workers that will be observed as a statutory holiday on September 30.