Jun 10, 2021 -
Recent Pallister government deals revealed in provincial parks are ‘Privatization, pure and simple’
The Pallister government is privatizing Manitoba’s provincial parks with deals surfacing this week in the media about contracts awarded to two different private developers to operate in provincial parks.In Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Manitoba has signed an agreement to allow a private company to build and operate up to three non-serviced cabins near Adam Lake. In St. Ambroise Beach Provincial Park, it's been revealed that a 21-year lease has been signed with a private company to operate services at the park.
Jun 02, 2021 -
PDPS makes its case in Bill 28 Court of Appeal Hearing held today
Over the last several weeks, the Partnership to Defend Public Services has been working to finalize arguments for the Court of Appeal hearing, which was held today. The Court heard from both sides and now we await the Court’s decision.
May 31, 2021 -
MGEU President releases statement on BC residential school mass grave site
On behalf of MGEU members, I express our horror and sorrow at the discovery of a mass grave site at the former residential school in Kamloops.There are fourteen former residential schools located across our own province and this is another stark reminder of how far we have yet to come to truly recognize and address the impacts of residential schools on our communities and our history as Canadians.
May 28, 2021 -
MGEU’s National Union recognized with 2021 Canadian Freedom of Association Award
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and its President, Larry Brown, are among the joint winners of the 2021 Canadian Freedom of Association Award. The recipients are recognized for being instrumental in Canada's 2017 ratification of ILO Convention C98.
May 14, 2021 -
MGEU calls out Pallister Government’s Privatization in MB Infrastructure and VEMA, files grievance against employer
This week, President Michelle Gawronsky told the Minister of Central Services and the Minister of Infrastructure that they must deal with the issues MGEU has raised on behalf of its members regarding understaffing, unfilled vacancies, contracting out, and the ongoing restructuring in MI and VEMA. The MGEU also filed a grievance against the employer's efforts to undermine the ability of members to deliver services.
May 14, 2021 -
Peak of the Market ratifies new collective agreement
Members of Peak of the Market - Local 124 ratified a new agreement last night.
May 13, 2021 -
MGEU Stands with Manitobans to #StopBill64 and Defend Public Education
Bill 64, the poorly named ‘Education Modernization Act’, will bring sweeping changes to public education -- including the elimination of school boards and the removal of locally-elected voices from decision-making -- and is designed to take away Manitobans voices while laying the groundwork for further cuts to our schools. In response, the MGEU is asking all members, and all Manitobans, to help defend public education by standing up against Bill 64. The union has created #StopBill64 window signs to distribute for people to put up at home or at work.
May 11, 2021 -
MGEU to match funds raised by members for workplace mental health this spring
This spring, the MGEU is encouraging members to register a team for the Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) Ride Don't Hide event to get moving, give back and feel better.
May 05, 2021 -
Survey results reveal urgent need for change at WFPS
The online survey commissioned by the MGEU, reveals that an alarming number of Winnipeg paramedics (92%) don’t feel their employer has their back (including 62% who felt very strongly) and two-thirds (67%) say they sometimes feel nervous or anxious going to work because of a negative working environment. The survey results also show that 92% of respondents feel WFPS Chief, John Lane, has not shown leadership or set the right tone about issues within EMS (with 88% saying the same about Mayor Brian Bowman’s leadership).
Apr 28, 2021 -
Closure of popular St. Amant Day Program means loss of jobs, valuable services for Manitobans with disabilities
The MGEU was shocked and deeply disappointed to learn that St. Amant Centre will be permanently closing its popular Day Program Services as of May 28, 2021.