Workers at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities reach new agreement with wage and benefit gains.
Winnipeg (30 Oct. 2012) - Members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) employed by the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) have ratified a new three-year contract.
SMD has approximately 105 members. The first year of the deal (effective April 1, 2011) does not include a wage increase. However, the second year has a general increase of 2.75 per cent and a long-service step of two per cent. The third year also includes a 2.75 per cent general wage increase and a further two per cent long-service step.
Improvements to the agreement were also made in the areas of mileage, meal allowances, and the safety footwear allowance.
The MGEU/NUPGE bargaining committee will be contacting the employer to get the agreement finalized and signed before it’s printed and distributed.
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