“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.
"With so little transparency for staff and patients, [MGEU members] feel like the government is making it up as they go along." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The rosy report the government painted on wait times and hospital stays is far different than what I’m hearing from frontline workers. Hospital staff are stretched thin and continue to deal with patients with complex health issues." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Over the past 2 days, our partnership made some very compelling arguments that the act is already infringing the Charter rights of public sector workers. We have done everything possible to put our best foot forward. Now it’s up to the judge to decide.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"If the Minister and the Premier are concerned with making our highways safer, their review should be looking at where to add new rest areas, not cut.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President