Mar 13, 2019 -
New Government Legislation to Give Security Officers More Power to Intervene
The provincial government may have had a change of heart when it comes to providing security officers in hospitals, and other public places, with powers to detain violent people. In response to rising violence, the province introduced Bill 17: The Police Services Amendment Act yesterday that would give security officers, deemed Institutional Safety Officers, additional authority to enforce provincial laws in cases where public safety is at risk.
Mar 07, 2019 -
Budget Pays for Tax Cuts with Service Cuts
Today, the Provincial Government released a budget entitled Getting the Job Done that maintains a course of austerity and service cuts.
Mar 06, 2019 -
Increased Fees Add Up for Medical Lab Professionals
MGEU members, who are also represented by the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba (CMLTM), recently found out that they will be facing significant increases in their mandatory CMLTM fees. MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky, who wrote a letter to the College asking them to reconsider their plan, believes the fee increases and a new special levy come at the worst possible time for professionals.
Mar 04, 2019 -
Government Community Workers ratify new agreement
Members of the Government Community Workers Locals 251-256, 258, who provide respite and support to families and individuals with special needs throughout the province,have ratified a new two-year agreement at Local meetings held throughout the province in February.
Feb 28, 2019 -
Thousands join call to talk about health care votes
Thousands of health care workers in Community and Facility Support joined the MGEU’s two tele-meetings yesterday to talk about what these votes mean and why the MGEU is the strongest health care union for Manitoban’s. If you missed the call, recordings of both meetings are now available.
Feb 26, 2019 -
MGEU Welcomes Newest Local – Patient Transport Services
Members of Patient Transport Services – Local 451, are the latest Manitobans to unionize with the MGEU, our province’s largest union. As the strongest health care union in the province, these new members recognized MGEU’s proven track record, along with the lowest dues in Manitoba, as the right fit for them.
Feb 26, 2019 -
Government Confirms that Pineland Forest Nursery will be Going to Pot
The Government of Manitoba has announced that it has reached a deal to sell the Pineland Forest Nursery to a company that plans to turn the reforestation nursery into a for-profit hemp growing operation.
Feb 26, 2019 -
Bill 29 Commissioner Releases New Report and Website for Upcoming Health Care Votes
On Friday February 22, Robert Pruden, Commissioner of the Bill 29 (Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act) votes, released an update for health care workers and yesterday he launched his new website about Bill 29.
Feb 20, 2019 -
University College of the North ratifies new agreement
Members of the University College of the North - Local 69 in the Pas and Local 70 in Thompson ratified a new four-year agreement today.
Feb 19, 2019 -
Have a question about the upcoming health care votes – join the MGEU Tele-meeting
MGEU will be hosting four tele-meetings for health care workers involved in upcoming union representation votes. These meetings will answer some key questions that many health workers have been asking. Two tele-meetings will be held on February 27 for Facility Support and Community Support workers and two more tele-meetings will be held on March 20 for Technical-Professional/Paramedical workers.