Oct 21, 2019 -
Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home - Local 367 ratifies new agreement
Members of Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home - Local 367 ratified a new five-year collective agreement today.
Oct 17, 2019 -
Government Withdrawing Motion to Adjourn Court Challenge of Bill 28
Last week the Province of Manitoba introduced an11th hour amendment to its wage freeze legislation (Bill 28), which is being challenged by the MGEU and other public sector unions in court. Today the government backed down from its latest stalling tactic, by officially withdrawing its motion to adjourn, which means the challenge is going to trial as planned.
Oct 17, 2019 -
Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services ratifies first contract
Members of Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services - Local 443, who serve families living in Winnipeg with ties to the First Nations of Ontario, ratified their first collective agreement today.
Oct 16, 2019 -
MGEU Releases 2019-20 Education Calendar
The MGEU kicked off the upcoming training year by releasing the 2019-2020 Education Calendar. As in years’ past, the MGEU will offer Core Courses like Representing Our Members and Bargaining Collectively, which provide a solid foundation for workplace representatives in their elected roles. Popular Issues Seminars, which allow workplace reps to explore issues in-depth with courses like Conflict Resolution Skills, also return this fall.
Oct 08, 2019 -
11th Hour Amendments to Bill 28 Shows Disrespect for Public Service Employees and their Charter Rights
This fall, the MGEU, along with other unions involved in the Partnership to Defend Public Services, has been busy preparing for their court challenge — scheduled to begin November 18 2019 — of the government’s unconstitutional, heavy-handed wage freeze legislation (Bill 28).
Oct 04, 2019 -
MGEU taking legal action after Minister refuses to appoint Civil Service Arbitration Panel
The Minister responsible for the Civil Service, Scott Fielding, is refusing to appoint an arbitration panel after the MGEU recently filed for arbitration in order to reach a contract settlement. In denying Civil Service members their legal right to arbitration, the MGEU Civil Service Bargaining Committee has no choice but to pursue this matter in court.
Sep 26, 2019 -
MGEU Members Step Up After Devastating Thompson Fire
More than 180 Thompson residents have been displaced from their homes following a suspicious fire in the north tower of the Forrest View Suites earlier this week. “This is a significant and challenging situation for those living in this building. It’s very fortunate that no one was killed in this fire,” said President Michelle Gawronsky who was in Thompson this week. “I spoke with MGEU members, including several social workers, who are working with the displaced families to help them find places to stay. Everyone involved is doing a great job working around the clock and pouring their hearts into their community to do everything they can to help right now.”
Sep 23, 2019 -
Duke of Marlborough Members Vote on First Contract
The members of the Duke of Marlborough School (Local 446), who work in the Nursery - 12 school in Churchill, recently voted to accept their first contract.
Sep 23, 2019 -
Dakota Ojibway CFS Locals Ratify First Agreement
Members of Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services (Locals 435-437), who provide a full range of services to support First Nation families throughout southern Manitoba, ratified their first collective agreement today.
Sep 19, 2019 -
Premier’s 100-day plan promises more cuts to Manitoba's services
After being elected to a second term last week, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister unveiled plans for his next 100 days in office yesterday. And in what may seem like déjà vu for many MGEU members, the Pallister government is looking to continue to cut jobs and services in its newly-minted mandate.