Provincial budget included continued support for home care, long term care, community living, and colleges and universities.
“The new government has made a public commitment to keep public services public and to protect them and that’s what our members will be watching for in the budget.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky says the rejection was partly in response to a lack of respect shown at the bargaining table toward DSM members.
New 4-year agreement reached for EMS workers in Southern and Prairie regions; members in Interlake-Eastern will return to the bargaining table to resolve outstanding issues.
“I think we owe it to Manitobans, and to paramedics, to get this process moving again to continue to improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of this vital health care service.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“In many ways, it’s an interesting contract to bargain because there are so few comparators to what these members do.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
MGEU/NUPGE members vote in favour of tentative agreement.
As the first law of its kind in Canada, Bill 8 establishes protection in the form of guaranteed paid job leave for victims of domestic violence who are dealing with the effects of abuse and need to take time off from work.
Tax fairness and support for public services part of fiscal update.
"If we were to privatize this important public asset, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for public services like health care, education, and programs for families would be lost." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President