MGEU Civil Service members voted to accept the Province’s latest offer today, ratifying a new four-year collective agreement that spans retroactively from March 25, 2023 through to March 19, 2027.

“It’s been a long road to get to this point,” said MGEU President Kyle Ross. “With strong backing from the membership, our bargaining committee was able to secure an agreement that will help all members catch up and keep up with the rising cost of living.”

Members employed for the duration of the agreement will see their wages increase by approximately 14% over four years. In many cases, depending on classification and years of service, wage increases will exceed 14%. These increases are achieved by the following:

  • General wage increases of 2.5% (2023), 2.75% (2024), 3% (2025) and 3% (2026);
  • Addition of a new step (an additional 2.5%) at the top of each wage scale, and advancement of all members to the next step of their wage scale, effective October 7, 2023;
  • A consequent increase to the 20-year long service step (to maintain the 2% differential), effective October 7, 2023; and
  • Addition of a new 25-year long service step (effective March 23, 2024).

Other improvements include a one-time, lump-sum Recognition Payment of $1,800 per full-time employee ($900 for Part-time employees), improvements to member health benefits, legal indemnification, and $9.8 million in special wage adjustments for classifications facing serious recruitment and retention challenges.

MGEU Corrections members also voted to accept the new Corrections Component Sub-Agreement.

This agreement follows a historic first for MGEU Civil Service members. On October 6, 2023, for the first time in MGEU’s history, Civil Service members voted to give their Bargaining Committee a strike mandate.

“Chronic understaffing of the Civil Service has truly impacted our members' ability to provide timely access to critical public services like getting a Manitoba Health card. Even court proceedings are being delayed,” said President Ross. “It's time to fix the Civil Service staffing crisis, and this new agreement is a good first step.”

The MGEU represents approximately 11,500 members in the Civil Service. This includes Correctional Officers, Sheriffs, Conservation Officers, Clerks of the Court, Administrative Staff, Social Service workers, Snow Plow Operators and Public Health Inspectors, among others.

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