Jul 09, 2020 -
Next Steps on Bill 28 Court Ruling and MGEU Meetings: A letter from the MGEU President
Today, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky sent the following update to all MGEU members about the union's next steps after the Bill 28 court ruling, MGEU meetings during the pandemic, and what to expect in the coming months.
Jul 09, 2020 -
MGEU Phone Survey about evolving technology begins July 13
The MGEU is surveying its members to learn more about how technology is changing their work and how the union uses technology to continue to serve members during the pandemic and into the future.
Jun 26, 2020 -
Report Finds Need for Improved Public Services, Not More Privatization
Meeting the needs of Canadians requires improved public services, not new forms of privatization. That’s the message from a new report – For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future – released yesterday by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Task Force on New Forms of Privatization.
Jun 17, 2020 -
Government expands Risk Recognition Program, still excludes far too many essential workers
Yesterday, the government announced it would be expanding their Risk Recognition Program by increasing the maximum income threshold for essential workers – those who earned a total pre-tax employment income of $12,500 during the 2.5-month eligibility period (excluding overtime) will now be eligible to apply.
Jun 16, 2020 -
Manitoba Access Awareness Week proclaimed by Government
With an ongoing commitment to identify, remove and prevent barriers in the workplace and the union, MGEU would like to promote Accessibility Manitoba’s webinar this Thursday, June 18th. See story for registration details.
Jun 14, 2020 -
Recognizing the People Behind our Public Services
June 14 to 20 is National Public Services Week – a chance to recognize the contributions of public-sector workers in Manitoba and across the country. While we can't recognize Public Services Week in quite the same way this year, we can still celebrate the achievements of the skilled people working on the front lines and behind the scenes to keep families safe and help our lives run smoothly by displaying these signs of gratitude.
Jun 11, 2020 -
Legal victory for workers: judge rules public sector wage freeze legislation unconstitutional
After three long years of standing up for the rights of public sector workers to sit down and negotiate their wages with the Pallister government, today is victory day. Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice McKelvey has ruled that the government's wage freeze law, the Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28), and its actions to impede collective bargaining with Manitoba's public sector workers are a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Jun 10, 2020 -
MGEU members respond to flood emergency in Southeastern Manitoba
The RMs of Stuartburn and Piney have declared local states of emergency, while provincial workers – including those from the Emergency Measures Organization, Manitoba Infrastructure, and Manitoba Hydro – are in the region assisting local authorities and residents.
Jun 02, 2020 -
Government Announces Risk Recognition Program for Some Essential Workers
The Pallister government announced today its Risk Recognition program (aka pandemic pay or wage top-up) that the MGEU and others have been advocating for since the crisis began.
Jun 02, 2020 -
Civil Service Update: No Lay-Off Protection in Exchange for Five Unpaid Days Off, Court Says Government Must Appoint Arbitration Panel
Nearly two months after Premier Pallister announced his intention to seek layoffs and work reductions to reduce public sector workforce costs by as much as 30%, the MGEU has secured no-layoff protection in exchange for five unpaid days off.