Direct government

February 9, 2016

"From 1999 to 2015, businesses have saved $3.8 billion cumulatively in Manitoba taxes. If anything has tied the hands of provincial policy-makers and eroded Manitoba’s fiscal flexibility, it is these unsustainable tax cuts." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

February 1, 2016

After MGEU/NUPGE members flooded the legislative gallery on December 1, 2015 creating a sea of red T-shirts that said “Still Without a Contract,” the employer finally agreed to return to the table.

January 25, 2016

Members "want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

January 7, 2016

"The committee felt this offer was improved enough to take it back to the members for consideration." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

December 7, 2015

 “Our members are telling us they need more information and time before they vote on this tentative agreement.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

December 4, 2015

Some MGEU/NUPGE members have been without a contract for 20 months. 

December 4, 2015

“This just confirms what we have been saying all along. This government is somewhere between incompetent and corrupt, depending on the issue.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 13, 2015

“The committee is incredibly disappointed by the lack of respect the McNeil government has shown for the spirit of the collective bargaining process." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

November 13, 2015

SAMS is yet another privatization boondoggle.

November 9, 2015

"The Liberals should act boldly by restoring the corporate tax rate and abandon their misguided and costly reliance on P3s.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President