MGEU votes to accept at two Manitoba colleges

'I know the members are most pleased that students will not have their studies interrupted.' - Peter Olfert.

Peter Olfert, president of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU/NUPGE)Winnipeg (4 Aug. 2010) - Members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU/NUPGE), employed at Red River College and Assiniboine Community College, have voted to accept a tentative settlement reached earlier.

“We are pleased that a strike could be averted in this situation and that a majority of employees were satisfied enough with the offer put forward that they voted to accept,” says MGEU president Peter Olfert.

“I know the members are most pleased that students will not have their studies interrupted.”

The MGEU represents approximately 1,600 college employees at the two colleges.

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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

More information:
Complete details: Red River College offer
Complete details: Assiniboine Community College offer
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