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Care Comes First, new MGEU ad campaign to address cuts to health care

Send your message to Premier Pallister to remind him that Care Comes First! 

Winnipeg (07 Sept. 2017) — On September 5, the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) unveiled a new media campaign to help fight back against the provincial government’s on going cuts to health care.

Biggest attack on public health care in decades

Some of the cuts have included closing ERs and Quick Care Clinics, eliminating programs, increasing service user fees, and laying off workers.

“It all adds up to the biggest attack on health care Manitobans have seen in decades. Everywhere I go, I hear from people who are worried about what this government is doing to our health care, all in the name of saving money,” said Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.

MGEU launches Care Comes First campaign

In response to the cuts, the MGEU/NUPGE has organized events, like the Care Comes First rally on September 13, and will begin a major media campaign this week, starting with the launch of

On the site you can

Send the Premier a message

form to fill out to send fax to Brian Pallister about health care cuts

Share the Care Comes First message on social media with images showing the MGEU/NUPGE health care workers behind your care

Facebook share 

Add your name to the campaign to stay up-to-date on developments.

The campaign includes billboard and transit ads and will continue to expand in the coming weeks with TV and online ads showing the many ways MGEU/NUPGE health care workers are vital to health care, while reminding Manitobans that cuts threaten the quality of that care.

“It’s time to fight back,” says Gawronsky. “If we don’t, we risk losing these important services forever.”


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 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