Feb 04, 2019 -
New MGEU Campaign Profiles the People Behind the Public
Public services keep Manitoba healthy, safe, and strong. But they don't happen without the people to deliver them. That’s the message delivered in a new MGEU ad campaign that features members who work in the provincial civil service.
Jan 29, 2019 -
WRHA admits it will have authority to reassign workers
Last week, MGEU raised the alarm about the government’s real objectives in forcing a merger of the home care and facility-based health care aide workforces. Employers want the ability to assert management rights to reassign workers between facilities and between home care and facilities. Today, the WRHA commented on the MGEU’s concerns, but failed to provide any meaningful reassurance to health care workers that this is not their true goal.
Jan 25, 2019 -
MGEU stands up for health workers after Minister forces merger of home care and health care aide workforce
Today, the MGEU addressed the Minister of Health’s effort to downplay the impact on health workers of his plan to force a merger of the home care and health care aide workforce.
Jan 25, 2019 -
Gawronsky Calls for Improved Safety Measures at EIA Office Following Second Assault this Month
Another violent attack on a Manitoba Protective Services officer at a Winnipeg Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) office has MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky, calling on the government to improve security measures in the workplace.
Jan 24, 2019 -
Members of NCN Personal Care Home ready to take strike action
After nearly a year in negotiations with their employer, members of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Personal Care home – Local 367 voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action today.
Jan 24, 2019 -
MGEU now accepting 2019 Prairie School for Union Women Applications
The 23rd Prairie School for Union Women is taking place June 9 – 13, 2019 in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan and the MGEU is sending up to eight MGEU women to help learn, share, and develop their personal and leadership skills.
Jan 23, 2019 -
Government Announcement Adds Even More Chaos to Health Care Representation Votes
Yesterday, the Manitoba government announced it will be changing the rules for the upcoming health care representation votes. These new rules will drag thousands more health care workers, mostly from home care, into disruptive representation votes and give employers the ability to transfer workers around the health care system.
Jan 18, 2019 -
Gawronsky Calls for Full Investigation after Member Stabbed at EIA Office
This week, a protective services officer was stabbed after confronting a man trying to gain entry to an Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) office on Rorie Street in Winnipeg. The man was known to staff.
Jan 15, 2019 -
MGEU Mourns the Loss of Bill McLachlan
It is with heavy hearts that the MGEU mourns the passing of long-time member and dedicated activist, Bill McLachlan.
Jan 04, 2019 -
Government to Contract out more Seasonal Road Work
Recently the Provincial Government announced plans to further privatize seasonal construction work which was previously provided by MGEU members in Manitoba Infrastructure.This maintenance road work, which was the responsibility of 47 government employees in 2018, will be privatized as of April 10, 2019. The government says that it’s too early to say how many positions will be affected going forward.