New agreement brings improvements to contract.
Winnipeg (02 July 2015) — The majority of the just over a hundred members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at Special People in Kildonan East (SPIKE) voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement on June 25. The workers provide community living assistance to mentally-challenged adults.
MGEU/NUPGE members negotiated improvements to renewed collective agreement
While there is no wage increase in the first year of the agreement, members will see a four per cent increase in the second year, with the third year wage increase contingent on government funding. Other highlights include an additional step to the pay plan and the establishment of a weekend premium.
Representatives from the MGEU/NUPGE will now work at getting the agreement finalized and signed, before it's printed and distributed to members. MGEU/NUPGE members at SPIKE are encouraged to update their contact information on the union's website 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