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.
"We celebrate Rhonda when we honour her name in this way, but we also honour the lake where we can now celebrate her spirit.” — Les Saskowski, Local 9 President, The Pas Correctional Centre
Workers in the Impark Meter Department will now have access to a grievance procedure, ability to negotiate improvements to wages and benefits, and many other improvements with this first contract.
"The committee felt this offer was improved enough to take it back to the members for consideration." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
First contract brings many improvements for Impark patrollers.
“These members are proud of the service they provide but also struggle everyday with a number of systemic and workforce challenges that keep the program from being the best it can be." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
MGEU/NUPGE members worked late into the night on December 10 to reach a tentative agreement.
“These members believe very strongly that this is not just about their own safety in an often dangerous environment at HSC. Without a trained and experienced security workforce at the hospital, patients and visitors are facing too many risks as well.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Some MGEU/NUPGE members have been without a contract for 20 months.
MGEU/NUPGE working with Manitobans to support public services through Keep it Together campaign.