MGEU health care members in the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority are going to have a little more money in their pockets thanks to six recent MGEU grievance wins.
The MGEU is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of nearly $30,000 in MGEU educational scholarships and bursaries. “We’ve had a record number of applicants this year for our Area Bursaries. It’s great to see so many MGEU members and their families put their names forward,” said MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky. “Our union is about building a better life for our members and these bursaries give people the chance to pursue an education and upgrade their skills.”
The meth crisis in Manitoba is affecting MGEU members from across the province, and President Michelle Gawronsky is calling on the provincial government to address the crisis head-on and invest in treatment beds before it escalates further.
The MGEU’s Civil Service Bargaining Committee has decided to file for arbitration due to the employer’s refusal to discuss wages and benefits at the bargaining table.
On Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm the MGEU is hosting a tele-meeting with our MGEU specialists and everyone involved in the health care union representation votes is welcome to listen in or ask a question.
The MGEU is calling on the government to implement effective strategies to help protect members working in correctional facilities following a recent assault at Milner Ridge Correctional Centre. On Monday night a correctional officer was attacked by two inmates inside the facility. His injuries required medical attention in hospital.
Manitoba health care workers will be voting on which union they want to represent them August 8 through to noon on August 22, 2019 — and beginning Thursday, July 11, they’ll have an opportunity to meet with members of the MGEU Care Comes First team to ask questions and learn more about the MGEU.
Today, the MGEU filed a group grievance on behalf of Civil Service members who worked in the LifeFlight Air Ambulance program and were recently laid-off without proper notice.
Members of Sara Riel - Local 353, who provide programs and services in a community-based setting to adults experiencing mental health concerns, ratified a one-year agreement.
Today the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – MGEU’s national union - opened their convention in Winnipeg. The Triennial Convention, with delegates from all components, is the supreme governing body of NUPGE.
This afternoon, the Commissioner announced that health care workers will have a chance to vote starting Thursday, August 8 until Thursday, August 22, 2019 on which union they want to represent them.
Provincial employees gathered at the RBC Convention Centre today to celebrate the 21st Annual Manitoba Service Excellence Awards.
Today the Manitoba government announced its plan to privatize the province’s Lifeflight Air Ambulance program – despite vocal opposition from the MGEU and Manitoba health care professionals.
The MGEU is running a new radio and online campaign about the benefits of keeping Manitoba’s liquor sales public. The campaign is a response to more potential privatization of the province's liquor system and includes an online petition for Manitobans to sign.
Today we say goodbye to a long-time MGEU staff member and friend, Bill Comstock, who passed away last night after a lengthy illness. Bill worked for the MGEU for 23 years before retiring in 2006 as the union’s Director of Negotiating Services.
The Pallister government proclaimed amendments to the Mental Health Act which is raising huge concerns for the MGEU and health care workers across the province. The amendments will see police officers transfer over the custody of individuals awaiting an involuntary medical examination or psychiatric assessment to “a person who is trained and qualified” or in other words, health care aides and nurses. The government has stated training will be provided.
The MGEU is holding an information picket / rally in support of members working at Selkirk Laundry, which provides laundry services for patients in hospitals, residents in personal care homes, and medical clinics throughout the Interlake and in Winnipeg.
The MGEU is pleased to welcome our newest members -- Macdonald Youth Services (MYS, Coach Program) Local 453 -- who ensure young Winnipeg students struggling within the existing educational system get the support they need to reach their potential.
The Board of Trustees for the Manitoba Home Care Employees Pension Plan is changing administrators from Canada Life (formerly known as Great-West Life Assurance Company) to the Ellement Consulting Group. Ellement will begin administrating the plan as of October 1, 2019.
Community Support members in both the Southern and Prairie Mountain RHAs will have a little more money in their pockets this month thanks to two big MGEU grievance wins.