MGEU members at Manitoba Museum accept new four-year contract

Improved wages and leave provision are just two of the highlights of the new collective agreement.

logo for the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE)Winnipeg (05 June 2014) — Members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Manitoba Museum ratified a new four-year agreement on June 3. The new contract is effective from April 1, 2014 until March 31, 2018.

MGEU/NUPGE members reach settlement in contract negotiations with Manitoba Museum

The new contract includes a one-time lump-sum payment for all members that is equal to 2.5 per cent of their annual pay (less deductions) in the first year and a 5.5 per cent general wage increase over the remaining three years of the agreement.

Other notable improvements include an increase in family leave from five to seven days, increases to mileage and meal rates, as well as improvements to maternity/parental leave.

The new contract applies to about 65 members who work in Manitoba’s largest heritage centre. Affected members are encouraged to update their contact information to ensure they receive a copy of the new contract once available.

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