Apr 02, 2019 -
Province Lowers Ambulance Fees, Commits to Hire 35 More Paramedics This Year
MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky welcomed the lowered fees, which will help to ensure more Manitobans can afford to call an ambulance in an emergency, but said more paramedics are needed to provide the service, particularly in rural Manitoba.
Apr 01, 2019 -
No Disruption in Pay for Government Employees as Supply Bill Passes
Members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly passed an interim supply bill today to ensure the province’s hard working government employees receive their next paycheque. MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky was on hand at the Legislative Building, accompanied by representatives from the union’s civil service components, to witness how everything unfolded.
Mar 29, 2019 -
Government says it will use Rarely-invoked Provision to Pass Interim Supply Bill
Media reports today say the Manitoba government plans to use a "rarely-invoked provision" when the legislative sitting resumes Monday to ensure an interim supply bill passes and civil servants get paid. The move arises from the government’s inability to pass the bill last week, which would allow for government money to be spent in the new fiscal year.
Mar 26, 2019 -
Health Care Restructuring Leaves More Questions than Answers
Earlier this month the Manitoba government introduced bill 10, which will change the name of The Regional Health Authorities Act to The Health System Governance and Accountability Act. It means that some existing organizations – including Selkirk Mental Health Centre (SMHC), the Addictions foundation of Manitoba (AFM), and Cadham Lab – will be transferred to Shared Health, which could take anywhere from 18-24 months. MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky, wants the Health Minister to provide more details to members about this transition.
Mar 22, 2019 -
Legislative Bickering Concerns Government Employees
Media reports surfaced today indicating that the pay for government employees could be held up due to procedural delays at the Manitoba Legislature. Yesterday, the Pallister government was unable to pass an interim supply bill. This legislation is needed to ensure the government has money in its bank account to pay Civil Service employees and keep government programs running.
Mar 21, 2019 -
Manitoba Liquor Marts Putting New Safety Measures in Place
Today the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (MBLL) shared a series of critical and immediate safety and security protocols that will be put in place in many Liquor Marts across Manitoba.
Mar 21, 2019 -
MGEU Talks Health Care Votes with Technical, Professional, Paramedical Workers
The MGEU hosted two tele-meetings yesterday with Technical, Professional, and Paramedical members to talk about representation votes and what they mean for health care professionals.
Mar 21, 2019 -
Colleges ratify new agreements
Members are encouraged to make sure the union has their most current contact information in order to receive a copy of their collective agreement.
Mar 15, 2019 -
Government closing Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre
In a disheartening trend, the Pallister government is closing yet another important provincial institution - the Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre. The MGEU is deeply concerned about the decision, which will see the centre at 1181 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg closed in less than three weeks (April 1, 2019).
Mar 13, 2019 -
Bill 12 Amendments Continue Pallister Government’s Concerning Trend of Weakening Workplace Health and Safety Rules: MFL
After receiving reports from the now-eliminated Minister’s Advisory Council on Workplace Safety and Health, as well as from stakeholders in labour, business, health and other areas, the Pallister government has elected to ignore the advice it received and barrel ahead with its own agenda of putting workers’ safety last.