Manitoba Government & General Employees Union

Report Finds Need for Improved Public Services, Not More Privatization

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.

Recognizing the People Behind our Public Services

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.

Legal victory for workers: judge rules public sector wage freeze legislation unconstitutional

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.

Send a selfie, show your public service to win!

To show Manitobans the vital services MGEU members are providing at this unprecedented time, we’re asking you to send us a selfie at work (or on your break, or before your shift, or after work), along with info about the service you provide, so we can share it.

MGEU requests Workplace Safety Health Branch intervention

MGEU has made repeated efforts to ensure that community support workers in Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority have the personal protective equipment necessary to safely do their work. Despite this, these employers continue to restrict the appropriate use of PPE and they often provide unclear and contradictory direction on PPE usage.

COVID-19 Update #10: Premier continues to talk about work reduction scheme with few details

The only new information available about the Premier's proposals comes from his comments in the news media. Last week, he talked about 25% of public workers being impacted by his layoff and work reduction scheme. Yesterday, he told media: "I don't expect it to be anywhere near 10 per cent impact. The fact of the matter is, it'll be less than that, and it will vary by department."