Apr 16, 2020 -
Judge rules Province must appoint arbitration panel, calls government’s case for refusal “disingenuous at best”
Today, the Court of Queen’s Bench ruled that the MGEU was entirely justified in seeking arbitration on behalf of Civil Service members. In her ruling, Judge Keyser sided firmly with the union and directed Finance Minister Scott Fielding to appoint an arbitration panel as clearly outlined in the Civil Service Act.
Apr 14, 2020 -
MGEU COVID-19 Update #8: April 14, 2020 - Premier looking at public service lay offs
Today, on short notice, the provincial government invited MGEU and other public sector unions to a meeting about "the financial and workforce sustainability implications of COVID-19" as they are looking at layoffs for those who deliver so-called "non-essential" public services.
Apr 09, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #7 - A resource and strong voice for each and every member
As we head into the holiday weekend, here's a quick update on what we've been doing on your behalf as the COVID pandemic continues to unfold.
Apr 09, 2020 -
Province-wide campaign to spread message: support essential workers, stay home!
The MGEU launched a province-wide public information campaign today, beginning with a simple message: Manitobans can support our essential service workers by staying apart this weekend.
Apr 03, 2020 -
Liquor Mart worker tests positive for virus
On Wednesday, it was confirmed that an MGEU member who works at the Garden City Square Liquor Mart tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Apr 02, 2020 -
MGEU presses for presumptive WCB coverage for workers
Earlier this week, MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky sent a letter to the Finance Minister to help anyone who contracts the virus at work. The letter echoes the call from the Manitoba Federation of Labour for the provincial government and Workers Compensation of Manitoba (WCB) to provide presumptive coverage for all Manitoba workers who may become infected with COVID-19 through the course of their employment.
Mar 31, 2020 -
Gawronsky Calls on Premier and Minister to pay education support staff during school closure
“These workers and their families are worried about their health and safety and paying the bills,” said MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky. “The government needs to give a clear directive to all school divisions that staff will not be laid off and we are calling on the education minister to provide this directive immediately.”
Mar 30, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #6 – Continuing to help members during the “non-essential business” closure
Starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020, MGEU is making some adjustments in order to comply with public health orders, while continuing to serve members and help answer their questions.
Mar 26, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #5 - Working for you during these trying times
We have fielded thousands of calls, emails, and messages over these past few weeks, and are focused on resolving the most pressing issues facing members during this pandemic. Find out how MGEU has been working for members in this update. Also in this update: Send a message to the Premier and add your voice in support of EI top up, to help working families.
Mar 20, 2020 -
COVID-19 Update #4: Working from home, applying for EI / Emergency Care Benefit
The MGEU is urging all employers to actively pursue work-from-home options to allow members to keep their maximum “social distance.” Also covered in this update: applying for EI and/or the Emergency Care Benefit.