Library workers in Manitoba reach four-year deal

Renewed contract for members at the Western Manitoba Regional Library provides improvements to working conditions and wages.

Winnipeg (13 Sept. 2012) - Members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Western Manitoba Regional Library, have ratified a four-year collective agreement, effective January 1, 2012 until December 31, 2015.

The new contract includes 1.5 per cent retroactive pay for all members (going back to January 1, 2012), a $0.25 per hour increase on all rates this coming October, as well as a 1.5 per cent increase in 2013, a 2.5 per cent in 2014 and a 2.5 per cent increase in 2015.

Other contract improvements include expanded bereavement leave for members and improvements to vacation pay for part-time employees after 20 years of service.

The MGEU/NUPGE will now be working with the employer to finalize the agreement in order to have the contract signed, printed and into members' hands as soon as possible.

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