"These new locals have recognized that joining our union provides them with a stronger voice in their workplace, and that the MGEU/NUPGE has the experience and expertise to ensure their concerns are addressed. Welcome to our 3 newest locals.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Winnipeg (27 March 2018) — The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) happily welcomes 50 new members from across the province to 3create brand-new locals.
- MGEU Local 444, Manitoba Arts Council, is an arm’s-length agency of the province, established in 1965 to promote the study, enjoyment, production and performance of works in the arts. The members in this new local work in public relations, office management, program consulting and database coordination. They are integral to the organization by ensuring things like grant applications are done in an organized and meaningful manner.
- MGEU Local 445, Assiniboine Early Learning Centre, is a daycare facility located at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. These early childhood educators and childcare assistants provide a vital service to other MGEU/NUPGE members working at the College. Their job is to provide top-notch child care that keeps kids intellectually stimulated and challenged, while providing opportunities for physical, emotional and social development.
- MGEU Local 446, Duke of Marlborough School, is a school offering nursery to grade 12 l in the Frontier School Division, located in Churchill. The majority of the new MGEU/NUPGE members in this local work as educational assistants. The Local also includes custodial and maintenance workers, the school counselor, and the office secretary, to name a few. Working together with teachers and administration, these people are essential to providing the best learning environment possible for students.
“We continue to see increasing interest from workers looking to our union to represent them. No two groups have the same reason to organize, but I think it’s fair to say that — like every worker — they’re looking for things like improved health and safety, added job security, as well as a better way to enforce fair and consistent employment practices,” said Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President. “These new locals have recognized that joining our union provides them with a stronger voice in their workplace, and that the MGEU/NUPGE has the experience and expertise to ensure their concerns are addressed. Welcome to our 3 newest locals.”
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 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