Manitoba Government & General Employees Union

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.

Commissioner Issues Decision on Classification Slotting

Robert Pruden, the Commissioner overseeing the health care representation votes, has issued a final decision regarding bargaining unit composition in the health care sector - one of the key tasks which must be completed before the Commissioner can schedule votes.