Dec 06, 2018 -
Pineland to Grow Private Weed Instead of Public Trees
Today the Winnipeg Free Press reported that the provincially owned Pineland Forest Nursery near Hadashville, which has grown reforestation seedlings for 65 years, will become a cannabis-growing operation when privatized in the new year.
Nov 30, 2018 -
Manitoba Government to Lay Off Translators
Continuing with their cuts to the Civil Service, the Manitoba Government has announced that it will be eliminating eight translator positions as of March 29, 2019, which also happens to be the date that the “no lay-off” clause of the current Civil Service collective agreement expires.
Nov 30, 2018 -
Pallister Government Announces Further Weakening of Health and Safety Regulations
Recently, the Pallister Government announced that it plans to change occupational safety and health regulations in several key areas in order to harmonize standards with other provinces. They claim the purpose is “to reduce barriers to interprovincial trade and increase labour mobility, while maintaining protections for workers.”
Nov 29, 2018 -
Pallister Government announces water bombers will be privatized
Despite evidence that privatizing air services will compromise safety and quality, the provincial government announced today that they will contract out water bomber services.
Nov 28, 2018 -
Pallister Government announces potential lay-offs as it prepares to shut down Real Estate Services Division
The Government of Manitoba is contracting out the jobs of MGEU members and laying off up to 11 employees in the government’s Real Estate Services Division (formerly Crown Lands and Property Agency), effective March 30, 2019.
Nov 26, 2018 -
Sign the Petition to Keep Churchill’s Liquor Mart Public
The province is shutting down Churchill, Manitoba’s only public Liquor Mart, eliminating quality jobs in this northern community. For many years, our public Liquor Marts have balanced great selection and competitive pricing with social responsibility. Let’s continue to put the health of our communities and public safety before profits. Let’s keep Churchill’s Liquor Mart public! Please sign the petition.
Nov 20, 2018 -
Throne Speech Raises Questions about Plans for the Civil Service
Today the Pallister Government unveiled its Speech from the Throne. Often referred to as a provincial blueprint, it’s as chance for government to lay out their priorities and direction for the year ahead. Today’s speech contained concerning language around advancing transformation of public services with a new Public Service Act.
Nov 16, 2018 -
Gawronsky Delivers Petition Signatures Against Pineland Privatization
At first glance, it may have looked like a giant Christmas card. But MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky wasn’t bringing tidings of comfort and joy to the Legislative Building yesterday. She was delivering 1,500 signatures to the government from Manitobans against privatizing the Pineland Forest Nursery.
Nov 16, 2018 -
MGEU Continues to Grow as Largest CFS Union in the Province
Manitoba’s largest union continues to grow as 16 Child and Family Services Western workers at the Emergency Placement Resource Centre (EPR) in Brandon chose the MGEU, making them the union’s newest Local. The MGEU currently represents other CFS Western members at the child treatment assessment centres (known officially as Cypress House and Patrick House) as well as the majority of those in child and family services across Manitoba – including approximately 225 members who work directly for the Province and over 700 other members who work in outside agencies.
Nov 08, 2018 -
Government Spends Over $16 million on Private Consultants Rather than Consulting the Frontline
A startling media report has surfaced that shows the Pallister government has spent more than $16 million to date on 20 different studies done by private consultants.“This should be concerning to all Manitobans. This is $16 million that could have been spent on delivering frontline services. Instead, they’re spending our tax dollars to fill the pockets of professional ‘privatizers’,” said MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky. “The fact that this is only for high profile studies makes you wonder how much more money they’ve wasted trying to justify their cuts to public services and privatization plans.”