Nov 06, 2018 -
Reverse the Cuts to the Compass Residential Youth Program – Sign the Petition
Instead of investing in programs to help our youth, the Pallister government is eliminating supports. Five jobs have been cut from the Compass Residential Youth Program in Portage la Prairie – a unique Addictions Foundation of Manitoba program that helps youth aged 13-17 who are struggling with substance use disorders and mental health problems. Please sign and share the petition to send a message to the Manitoba Government and urge them to reverse these reckless cuts!
Nov 05, 2018 -
Doctors Add Their Voice – Don’t Privatize Air Ambulance Service
This weekend a letter surfaced from 16 medical doctors from the Lifeflight Air Ambulance program highlighting their concerns for patient and staff safety if the service is privatized. The letter offers several criticisms of the government’s plan to privatize Lifeflight. In the letter’s conclusion the doctors emphasize: "We, the medical staff of Lifeflight Manitoba air ambulance, wish to make it clear that we are not prepared to work in an environment that provides substandard patient care and increases risk to patients and providers."
Nov 05, 2018 -
Impark (Lot Attendant Employees) ratify new agreement
Members of Impark (Lot Attendant Employees) - Local 199 ratified a new collective agreement this past weekend.
Nov 02, 2018 -
HEB Disability and Rehabilitation Plan will Expand to Include all Part-time Workers
Starting January 1, 2019 the HEB Manitoba Disability and Rehabilitation (D&R) Plan will expand to include all part-time employees. This is good news for part-time workers as it means they will no longer have to work a minimum of 15 hours per week to be eligible for coverage.
Nov 02, 2018 -
RRC Member Wins Apprenticeship Manitoba Instructor of the Year Award
Congratulations to Gary Van Der Zweep of Red River College, who was named “Instructor of the Year” at Apprenticeship Manitoba’s Awards of Distinction Gala Dinner on November 1, 2018.
Oct 30, 2018 -
Will Employees be the Ones to Pay for the Government’s Fleet Vehicle Cut?
Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today that the Manitoba government is eliminating 400 vehicles from its government fleet, which she claims will save approximately $2.3 million in operating costs. The move could save money. However, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky is worried that the savings will come at the employees’ expense.
Oct 24, 2018 -
Bill 29 Commissioner provides update
The MGEU forwarded an update from Robert Pruden, the Bill 29 Commissioner responsible for conducting the health care representation votes, to all MGEU members involved in the votes today.
Oct 21, 2018 -
Michelle Gawronsky Continues to Lead the MGEU
Michelle Gawronsky has been elected to her 4th term as MGEU President at the 65th biennial convention. Charlotte McWilliams was elected 1st Vice President, Douglas Troke 2nd Vice President, Shelley Wiggins 3rd Vice President, and Ed Miller 4th Vice President.
Oct 19, 2018 -
Resolutions Theme of Day 2 Convention
The second day of the MGEU Convention was mostly dedicated to dealing with resolutions. It also included speaker, Alex Himelfarb and the final nominations for tomorrows elections.
Oct 18, 2018 -
MGEU's 65th Convention Kicks Off with Presidential Address
MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky kicked off the union’s 65th Convention – Public Service Proud – this evening. “Over the last two years, everyone on our MGEU team has been working incredibly hard - responding to challenges and making sure the right people are in the right place, getting things done.”