Collective bargaining sees gains in wages and benefits for MGEU/NUPGE members.
Winnipeg (13 July 2015) — The majority of approximately 300 members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at Manitoba Lotteries in the food and beverage department voted to ratify a new five-year collective agreement.
MGEU/NUPGE members negotiate improvements to collective agreement
Improvements to the agreement include a two per cent wage increase in each year of the agreement, an increase to the safety footwear allowance, and improvements to vacation and family leave.
Other highlights include a retiree health spending account, the ability to carry over vacation credits to retirement, and an improved benefit package, which will be implemented in January 2016.
The agreement will be finalized and signed before it's printed and distributed to members. Affected MGEU/NUPGE members are encouraged to update their contact information to ensure they receive a copy of the new contract.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 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