Dec 31, 2020 -
Paramedic heroes return home after helping with COVID fight in northern First Nations communities
Six MGEU Local 911 paramedics have returned home to Winnipeg after helping to fight COVID outbreaks in three northern Manitoba First Nation communities this week. The group of advanced care paramedics (ACPs) could have taken a well-deserved break from an exceptionally challenging fall that has seen them and their colleagues battling the virus in Manitoba’s capital. Instead, they spent their days off volunteering to help in Wasagamack, Oxford House, and Shamattawa over the past several days, where health services continue to be strained by outbreaks in the communities.
Dec 24, 2020 -
New health care MOA will compensate for redeployments retro to Nov. 1
After advocating vigorously on behalf of members in health care who are being redeployed due to COVID outbreaks, the MGEU has negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which now includes increased compensation and is retroactive to November 1, 2020.
Dec 22, 2020 -
MGEU Holiday Hours
Happy Holidays from the MGEU! Please note our holiday hours for the MGEU Head Office & Resource Centre from December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021.
Dec 22, 2020 -
Elizabeth Fry Society of MB ratifies new agreement
Members of Elizabeth Fry Society of MB – Local 301, who provide advocacy, access to resources and support to women who are in conflict with the law, ratified a new four-year agreement yesterday.
Dec 22, 2020 -
MGEU Applauds Expansion of the Federal Memorial Grant Program
This week, the Federal Government announced that its Memorial Grant Program for First Responders -- which offers a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000 to the families of first responders who die while on the job -- will now cover the families of fallen Correctional and Probation Officers.
Dec 18, 2020 -
Tamarack Rehabilitation ratifies new agreement
Members of Tamarack Rehabilitation - Local 157, who provide addictions programming in Winnipeg, ratified a new three-year collective agreement today.
Dec 14, 2020 -
Keeping Liquor Public Campaign relaunches in response to Pallister privatization legislation
The Pallister government introduced legislation recently to expand privatization of liquor sales in Manitoba. In response, MGEU is re-launching a public campaign to engage Manitobans and encourage them to speak out against the risk of losing $280 million a year in public liquor sale profits that are invested back into public services.
Dec 10, 2020 -
MGEU President calls on government to reverse decision stripping new moms of one week maternity pay
Yesterday, the Pallister government informed the MGEU that they were refusing to vary the terms of the Civil Service collective agreement to accommodate Federal changes -- which come into effect January 3, 2021 -- that reduce the maternity leave waiting period for new moms from two weeks to one.
Dec 04, 2020 -
MGEU adopts plan to hold Remote Convention, Elections in 2021
At its November meeting, the MGEU Board of Directors adopted a plan to hold a convention in October 2021, using remote (virtual) technologies. The two-day convention will include: election of Provincial Officers; review and approval of the audited financial statements; review and approval of the annual budget; review of Board motions to amend the usual constitutional process for elections and convention during the pandemic; consideration of constitutional amendments to improve the union’s ability to deal with extraordinary circumstances, such as the current pandemic; consideration of the report of the committee established by the 2018 convention to research the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a three-year convention/elections cycle; and consideration of the Board’s recommendation to hold a two-day, in-person Special Convention in June, 2022 to address resolutions submitted by MGEU members.
Nov 30, 2020 -
2020 National Union Scholarship list of recipients includes Manitoban
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has announced the recipients of its 2020 scholarships and a Manitoban is on this year’s list. Jessica Lohr, whose parent, Lidia Lohr, is an MGEU member of Local 135, will be receiving the 2020 Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship.