Today, the Minister of Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority outlined how nurses will be impacted by the ongoing changes to Winnipeg’s health care system. The WRHA told media that there will be a job for every nurse and that there will be work elsewhere in the system for nurses who are without a position during the transition. MGEU is very concerned that other members of the health care team are not be treated similarly.
Join the MGEU for a health care rally: When: Wednesday, September 13 – noon Where: Manitoba Legislative Building
Today, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky wrapped up another busy week of meeting with members working in hospitals and personal care homes across the province.
Today, the Government of Manitoba announced that it has issued an expression of interest (EOI) to “determine options and possible participants” in the new cannabis industry. This expression of interest should concern all Manitobans because it strongly suggests the likelihood of private distribution and sale of marijuana.
The MGEU is bringing a powerful, award-winning ad about health care professionals back to airwaves this summer. “Woke” tells the story of a man’s recovery from brain trauma and how so many health care professionals – including paramedics, ultrasound, EKG and lab technologists, pharmacists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists – were vital to his survival.
The MGEU announces scholarship and bursary winners.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has announced another round of sweeping changes to meet the provincial government’s mandate to cut $83 million from its budget. Today the WRHA announced it will close four QuickCare clinics, raise service fees, reduce staff, contract out services, and transfer community cancer clinics to CancerCare Manitoba.
Members of Family Visions - Local 303, who support adults with intellectual disabilities through residential and day services in Brandon, ratified a new four-year collective agreement yesterday.
A new Probe Research Poll commissioned by the MGEU has found that the majority of Winnipeggers disagree with the Manitoba Governments changes to emergency medical services such as closing emergency rooms.
Today, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky stood in solidarity with the Partnership to Defend Public Services, a coalition that represents over 110,000 workers, to file for an injunction against Bill 28, the Public Services Sustainability Act.
The Provincial Government announced further sweeping changes to the Manitoba’s health care system yesterday, introducing a stand-alone agency called Shared Health Services Manitoba, which is expected to assume the roles and responsibilities formerly tasked to Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, in addition to new powers.
Members of Falcon Lake Golf Course - Local 356 ratified a new agreement with a new employer on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
The New Brunswick government has released an interim report today that supports a socially responsible model for the public sale of marijuana. More specifically, it endorses the concept that sales be done through a crown corporation.
This MTAP opportunity allows members to enhance their skills in representing members in the workplace, as well as developing membership outreach skills through organizing activities and participating in campaigns.
On June 21, 2017 we celebrate National Aboriginal Day – an annual celebration first proclaimed in 1996 to recognize the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has announced its timeline for the closure of three emergency rooms in Winnipeg and the conversion of the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre. MGEU members will know the WRHA has also previously announced the contracting-out of some home care services to private companies.
Provincial employees were recognized with a variety of awards at the 19th Annual Manitoba Service Excellence Awards luncheon at the RBC Convention Centre today.
June 4-10 is Manitoba Access Awareness Week (MAAW) – celebrated annually to raise awareness of the barriers people with disabilities face and to promote the removal of these barriers.
Starting next week, the MGEU will be undertaking an annual survey of its membership. Viewpoints Research, a professional public opinion research company, is carrying out the study to determine members’ attitudes towards their union and a number of crucial issues facing those in the public sector.
Yesterday, members of Westman Lab - Local 351, who provide vital diagnostic work in the Brandon region, voted to ratify the employer’s final offer — but only because the government’s Bill 28 left them with little choice.