Manitoba Government & General Employees Union

MGEU presses for presumptive WCB coverage for workers

Earlier this week, MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky sent a letter to the Finance Minister to help anyone who contracts the virus at work. The letter echoes the call from the Manitoba Federation of Labour for the provincial government and Workers Compensation of Manitoba (WCB) to provide presumptive coverage for all Manitoba workers who may become infected with COVID-19 through the course of their employment.

COVID-19 Update #5 - Working for you during these trying times

We have fielded thousands of calls, emails, and messages over these past few weeks, and are focused on resolving the most pressing issues facing members during this pandemic. Find out how MGEU has been working for members in this update. Also in this update: Send a message to the Premier and add your voice in support of EI top up, to help working families.

COVID-19 Update: MGEU Meetings and Events

The MGEU is committed to serving its members through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. However, there will be some adjustments to how we serve members to protect members and staff, and to fulfill our responsibility to limit and slow the spread of the virus, until the COVID-19 threat recedes.

Mounting Evidence Province to Privatize Highways

For months now, MGEU members in the Department of Infrastructure have been reporting concerns about the declining level of service being provided by their Department. Skyrocketing employee vacancies, equipment disappearing out of the yards where they work, and being left in the dark about the future of their jobs is extremely disconcerting.

Final arguments in Bill 28 challenge wrap-up

The Partnership to Defend Public Services (PDPS) delivered closing arguments this week in the court challenge against the government’s wage freeze legislation (Bill 28) for public sector workers. The government surprisingly changed course in its closing arguments – appearing to have given up on the idea that there was a “fiscal crisis” and, instead, based their argument on amendments to the law that have yet to be passed and that would not allow for free and fair collective bargaining.