Today, the MGEU released the 2020-21 Membership Education Course Guide with some new options for learning-at-home.
A special meeting of the MGEU Board of Directors was held on August 27 to deal with the latest pandemic circumstances in Manitoba. At this meeting, the Board decided to postpone the pre-convention Local meetings to elect Convention delegates and Local positions until further notice.
Due to the latest public health recommendations, MGEU members will be required to wear masks during all in-person meetings. Masks will be made available at the meeting if required. The new colour-coded COVID scale recently implemented by the Province also caps gatherings in the Prairie Mountain Health region to no more than ten people. As such, MGEU's in-person meetings in Area 2 and Area 3 are now under review.
The MGEU is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of nearly $30,000 in MGEU educational scholarships and bursaries.
The government announced today that 78,000 Manitoba workers will receive a direct deposit of $1,377 this week as part of the province's Risk Recognition Program.
Macdonald Youth Services (Alternative Parent Home Program) - Local 369, recently went to arbitration to settle the outstanding terms of their collective agreement. This morning the arbitrator issued their decision and imposed wage increases over the two-year collective agreement.
With the Manitoba government’s relaxing of public health restrictions, the union is once again making changes. Today the MGEU introduced an in-person meeting protocol that puts health and safety first.
The new three-year deal was just over a year in the making, with the Local 451 Bargaining Committee requesting the assistance of a third-party conciliator to help reach their first contract. The agreement includes wage increases as well as improvements to sick leave and vacation provisions for about 80 members.
Today, MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky sent the following update to all MGEU members about the union's next steps after the Bill 28 court ruling, MGEU meetings during the pandemic, and what to expect in the coming months.
The MGEU is surveying its members to learn more about how technology is changing their work and how the union uses technology to continue to serve members during the pandemic and into the future.
Meeting the needs of Canadians requires improved public services, not new forms of privatization. That’s the message from a new report – For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future – released yesterday by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Task Force on New Forms of Privatization.
Members of the YWCA Thompson Residence Inc. - Local 179 voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement on August 28, 2020.
Yesterday, the government announced it would be expanding their Risk Recognition Program by increasing the maximum income threshold for essential workers – those who earned a total pre-tax employment income of $12,500 during the 2.5-month eligibility period (excluding overtime) will now be eligible to apply.
With an ongoing commitment to identify, remove and prevent barriers in the workplace and the union, MGEU would like to promote Accessibility Manitoba’s webinar this Thursday, June 18th. See story for registration details.
June 14 to 20 is National Public Services Week – a chance to recognize the contributions of public-sector workers in Manitoba and across the country. While we can't recognize Public Services Week in quite the same way this year, we can still celebrate the achievements of the skilled people working on the front lines and behind the scenes to keep families safe and help our lives run smoothly by displaying these signs of gratitude.
After three long years of standing up for the rights of public sector workers to sit down and negotiate their wages with the Pallister government, today is victory day. Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice McKelvey has ruled that the government's wage freeze law, the Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28), and its actions to impede collective bargaining with Manitoba's public sector workers are a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The RMs of Stuartburn and Piney have declared local states of emergency, while provincial workers – including those from the Emergency Measures Organization, Manitoba Infrastructure, and Manitoba Hydro – are in the region assisting local authorities and residents.