Collective agreement is reached for 285 members addressing issues of wages, pensions, benefits and employment security.
Winnipeg (3 May 2011) - Members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU/NUPGE) employed by the University College of the North will be voting on a new contract on May 24 and 25. Bargaining commenced in November 2010 and the bargaining committee met with the employer on 18 separate occasions over the last five months.
The employer tabled a settlement offer, late in the day on Thursday April 21, which addresses a number of key areas such as wages, pension funding, benefits and employment security.
The bargaining committee believes the employer’s offer represents the best that can be achieved during these uncertain economic times and as such, the committee is recommending acceptance of the offer.
The committee is in the process of putting a contract ratification package together and scheduling information meetings in Thompson and The Pas. Full details of all agreed to items, the employer’s settlement offer, a ballot and a self-addressed stamped envelope will be included in the ratification package.
Members may refer to the MGEU website for full voting information.
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