Fifty-six percent of civil service members voted with sixty-seven percent of those who cast a ballot voting to accept the offer.
Ottawa (15 Mar. 2011) - The Manitoba General Employees Union (MGEU/NUPGE) civil service members ratified the employer’s revised offer on March 11, 2011. Fifty-six percent of civil service members voted with sixty-seven percent of those who cast a ballot voting to accept the offer.
The revised four-year deal includes a general wage increase of 2.75 percent in each of the last two years, a no lay-off clause for the full duration of the agreement, a two percent long service step, effective in the third year for employees with 20 or more years of service and another amount of approximately one percent has been allocated for special wage adjustments in the third year of the agreement.
The contract also extends the lay-off protection to non-seasonal departmental employees over the life of the agreement, ensures dental fee guides are kept current on an ongoing basis starting in 2012 and guarantees kilometre reimbursement rates for employees will remain the same regardless of distance traveled, starting in 2013.
The collective agreement will be signed by the union and management representatives in the next week. Once the new agreement is available, it will be posted on the MGEU/NUPGE website. If members would like a copy of the agreement, please contact the MGEU Resource Centre for a copy.
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