'A message that government negotiators need to discuss members’ concerns, particularly about the issue of overcrowding.'
Winnipeg (8 Nov. 2010) - Correctional officers represented by the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) recently staged an impromptu information picket at the Remand Centre in Winnipeg.
"After more than 40 sessions at the bargaining table, correctional officers are disappointed by the lack of progress to date and are hoping the picket will send a message that government negotiators need to approach the table ready to discuss members’ concerns, particularly about the issue of overcrowding," MGEU says.
"Other information pickets may be staged around the province if negotiations continue to be unproductive."
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