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Mourning Manitoba's Workplace Deaths

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:35

April 28th marks the National Day of Mourning with events taking place across the country to remember and mourn those who have been killed or injured on the job. Last year alone, 25 Manitoba workers died on the job or from occupational disease.

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Questions Surround Changes in Home Care Program

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:32

Home care workers are worried what changes may be on the horizon for Winnipeg’s home care program and how that may affect the service for their clients. The uncertainty stems from an article that recently appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press and a press release posted on the Winnipeg Regional Health Authorities (WRHA) website.

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YWCA Thompson Residence Inc. - Local 424 ratifies new agreement

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:09

Members of the YWCA Thompson Residence Inc. - Local 424, who provide services ranging from cooking to housekeeping to reception at the facility, ratified a new three-year agreement this week.

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Workers of End Homelessness Winnipeg Choose MGEU

Fri, 2017-04-21 11:09

Ending homelessness in Winnipeg is a tall order for a small organization. But that is precisely what members at End Homelessness Winnipeg set out to do every day they go to work. It’s a big job for members of MGEU’s newest local, Local 439, and President Michelle Gawronsky is happy to welcome them to the MGEU family.

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2017 Day of Mourning: April 28

Fri, 2017-04-21 10:25

The Day of Mourning is an international observance for workers killed, injured or made ill by their job.

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Westman Lab info picket draws attention to recruitment, retention issues

Tue, 2017-04-18 14:36

Today, lab technologists and technicians from Westman Lab held a lunch-hour information picket outside the Brandon Regional Health Centre in order to send a clear message to the Provincial government: recruitment and retention issues at the lab are threatening diagnostic services for Western Manitobans.

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Main Street Project funding cut – at least 8 people laid off

Thu, 2017-04-13 16:08

Today the MGEU learned that Main Street Project (MSP) has had its funding cut and eight MGEU members have been given their layoff notices. It is possible that two more members may be affected by the cuts.

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ACC confirms seven MGEU members to lose their jobs

Thu, 2017-04-13 15:13

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the federal government’s recent decision to reduce funding for English as a Second Language programs in the Brandon region at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) will go ahead, and seven MGEU members will lose their jobs on April 21st.

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ACC confirms six MGEU members to lose their jobs

Thu, 2017-04-13 15:13

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the federal government’s recent decision to reduce funding for English as a Second Language programs in the Brandon region at Assiniboine Community College (ACC) will go ahead, and six MGEU members will lose their jobs on April 21st.

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Members of University of Winnipeg Students Association - Local 153 ratify new agreement

Wed, 2017-04-12 14:11

Members of University of Winnipeg Students Association - Local 153 ratified a new five-year collective agreement yesterday.

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Budget Doesn’t Deliver for Front-line as Promised

Tue, 2017-04-11 17:06

The Manitoba Government unveiled Budget 2017 today. MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky says that public sector workers will be largely underwhelmed by what they saw.

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Local 351 members to send message: Westman diagnostic services at risk

Tue, 2017-04-11 13:20

After more than three years without a collective agreement, members of Westman Lab – Local 351 plan to send a message to the Pallister government: enough is enough ― Westman residents deserve the same quality of diagnostic care as those in Winnipeg and other areas.

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Union Left with More Questions than Answers from Sara Riel "Restructuring"

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:47

Sara Riel Inc. recently eliminated a number of positions, including the position of one front-line MGEU member, due to what management refers to as an “organizational restructure due to economic constraints.”

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MGEU Responds to Government Document Leak about Air Services Privatization

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:31

Yesterday the MGEU learned through media reports that the Manitoba Government is interested in privatizing the Air Services Branch, including air ambulance and wildfire suppression.

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Health Care Aides at Donwood Manor become first new Local since Bill 7 passed

Tue, 2017-04-11 10:54

Health care aides (HCAs) at Donwood Manor personal care home voted to join the MGEU on Friday, April 7, 2017.

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President Raises Major Concerns Over Public Health Care Cuts

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:12

Today, drastic cuts to public health care services were announced. There will soon only be three ERs servicing the city of Winnipeg due to the closure of the Victoria, Seven Oaks and Concordia Hospital ERs. The government also said an 'enhanced' home care model will be introduced.

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MGEU Members Help Fight Back Spring Flood Risk

Thu, 2017-04-06 16:18

It’s springtime in Manitoba – a time that is often synonymous with flooding in this part of the country – and there have already been a number of areas in the province fighting rising waters in what has become an early flood season.

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Members of Tamarack Recovery ratify new agreement

Thu, 2017-04-06 14:22

Members of Tamarack Recovery - Local 157 ratified a new three-year collective agreement yesterday.

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Members of Riverwood Square ratify new agreement

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:56

Members of Riverwood Square – Local 380 ratified a new three-year agreement on Friday, March 31, 2017.

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Save Brandon's Blood Clinic

Fri, 2017-03-31 12:23

As news of Canadian Blood Services (CBS) clinic closure in Brandon continues to sink in, the MGEU is doing everything it can to try and reverse the decision.

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