"Our members deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. By denying them the right to collectively bargain, the government is infringing on their constitutional rights.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The MGEU/NUPGE's health care campaign earned Bronze in the not-for-profit Integrated Campaign category, and Silver in the Health/Medicine Marketing category for the campaign video ad, Big Moments.
Local 449 is the third new Local in the MGEU/NUPGE in the last 3 months, a trend that doesn’t surprise Gawronsky.
“If you talk to someone on the frontline, they’ll tell you that they see the impacts of burnout every day — they’ve either experienced it themselves or they see it in their co-workers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The study released today reinforces what our members, including pilots, nurses and other frontline staff have been telling us: privatizing this essential service will either increase costs or put Manitobans at risk." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Even though we wanted a different outcome, we remain confident in our position as we move forward with the constitutional challenge.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Paramedics provide a valuable public service and are a vital part of our city and province. This recognition is well deserved and highly appreciated.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We continue to grow as a union in this sector and it’s because workers are recognizing the strength we have across the province representing child and family services workers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The message to the employer — and on the ballot — was that the offer is only accepted on the condition that the MGEU/NUPGE continue to fight Bill 28, The Public Services Sustainability Act.
Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships hat reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.