MGEU welcomes new Local
Aug 28, 2018
Members of Canadian Base Operators – Local 449 are the latest Manitobans to unionize with the MGEU, our province’s largest union.
Based out of Southport in Portage, the union’s newest members provide a wide range of supports, from housekeeping to ice clearing to navigational equipment maintenance, for rescue, firefighting and Canadian defence missions.
“These folks provide vital assistance both to the Canadian Department of National Defence and other commercial clients,” said MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky. “Our union is eager to work with members and the employer to address their concerns and build a better workplace for everyone.”
Local 449 is the third new Local to join the MGEU in the last three months, a trend that doesn’t surprise Gawronsky.
“I think more and more people are becoming aware of how a union can help them bring about real and meaningful improvements in their workplace,” she said.
The next step for the new members is to elect a Local Executive.