MGEU requesting a return to the bargaining table as soon as possible.
Winnipeg (24 Jan. 2011) - A tentative contract affecting more than 14,000 Manitoba public employees has been rejected in a province-wide vote conducted Jan. 17-20.
The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE), in announcing the outcome of the vote, said it would contact the employer as soon as possible to request a return to the bargaining table.
"We will continue to post updates on the MGEU website, as information becomes available," the union said.
The proposed four-year settlement was reached just prior to Christmas.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE
• Ratification vote set for 14,000 Manitoba employees