Apr 27, 2018 -
Breaking New Ground on the Manitoba Workers Memorial
Today–on the day before the National Day of Mourning–hundreds of Manitobans from labour, government, and the families of those killed or injured on the job gathered in Winnipeg to honour Manitoba’s fallen workers with the Manitoba Workers Memorial.
Apr 27, 2018 -
Members Asked to Provide Input to help Eliminate Harassment
In light of complaints involving inappropriate behaviour within some provincial government workplaces, the province is consulting with employees to eliminate harassment in the workplace. MGEU members employed directly by the province will have two avenues to share their thoughts and voice their opinions: an anonymous online survey, and roundtable discussions.
Apr 24, 2018 -
Day of Mourning: April 28
The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job. The day will be observed in several communities throughout Manitoba.
Apr 19, 2018 -
Members of Career Connections - Local 142 ratify new agreement
Members of Career Connections - Local 142, who help Western Manitobans with disabilities find employment, ratified a new three-year agreement today.
Apr 16, 2018 -
People before profit – help us celebrate Public Home Care Workers Day!
Today, the MGEU is celebrating Public Home Care Workers Day to recognize those on the “front-line” of Manitoba’s universal home care system — one that is recognized across North America as a leader in providing compassionate, professional and timely care.
Apr 15, 2018 -
Manitobans get a behind-the-scenes look at the Legal System on Law Day
MGEU members welcomed Manitobans who were curious to learn more about the people who provide the services that keep our legal system going. Some of those who work in the Law Courts building (including Sheriff’s Officers and Clerks of the Court) were on hand to give the public a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Manitoba’s court system.
Apr 12, 2018 -
Minister Apologizes for Questioning Workers’ “Loyalty”
Blaine Pedersen, Manitoba’s Minister of Growth, Enterprise, and Trade, issued an apology yesterday for saying the high rate of unfilled jobs in his department is due to workers’ lack of loyalty to their employers. During his recent ministerial estimates – a committee hearing into all and any aspects of a departmental budget – Pedersen responded to a question on Monday about the high vacancy rates in his department, saying: "I'll try to explain this: there is no loyalty in the workforce anymore."
Apr 10, 2018 -
Killarney Office Closure Short-Sighted; Gawronsky asks Premier to Reconsider
The Manitoba Government is closing the Provincial Services office in Killarney and transferring the work to Winnipeg – a move that came as a big surprise to the five Department of Families employees who work in the office.
Mar 21, 2018 -
MGEU Welcomes Three New Locals
The MGEU happily welcomes 50 new members from across the province to three brand-new Locals.
Mar 13, 2018 -
Government Takes Next Step in Privatizing Air Services with Request for Proposals
Today the government took their effort to privatize government air services to the next level by announcing a request for proposals to hire a consultant who will be responsible for assessing what benchmarks private companies will have to meet to provide these essential services.