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.
Apr 23, 2020 -
Day of Mourning Event goes Virtual for 2020
Even though we’re apart, we can still be together to mark this important day. The MFL is rescheduling this year's Day of Mourning ceremony to be a Facebook Live event. Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/ManitobaLabour at 11 am on Tuesday, April 28 for the virtual ceremony as we mourn the dead – fight for the living.
Apr 22, 2020 -
Threatening memo shows Premier determined to impose cuts
Members who provide Manitoba's public services received a memo this morning from the Deputy Secretary of Cabinet and the Civil Service Commissioner, notifying members that “layoff notices may be issued while discussions continue and options continue to be explored.”
Apr 21, 2020 -
After one full week – still no answers from Premier
MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky released another media statement today, calling for clearer details one full week since the Premier said he would be engaging public sector workers and their unions on his proposed EI-workshare scheme.
Apr 20, 2020 -
MGEU calls on Premier to be straight with Manitobans about his real agenda
This morning, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky released a statement about the Premier’s determination to impose mass layoffs and cuts to those who deliver our public services.
Apr 17, 2020 -
MGEU President writes to Premier, demands more info re: layoff threats
In response to Premier Pallister’s announcement earlier this week that his government plans to reduce the workweek for some provincial employees, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky wrote to the Premier today, arguing that public employees are going to need more time and a lot more information before any decisions can be made.