Manitoba Government & General Employees Union

Congrats to the 2019 MGEU Bursary Winners!

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.”

Correctional Officer Attacked on the Job

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.

NUPGE Convention Gets Underway in Winnipeg

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.

MGEU Mourns the Passing of Bill Comstock

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.

Amendments to Mental Health Act Raise Serious Concerns

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.

MGEU Plans Rally to Save Selkirk Laundry

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.