News & Media
Care Comes First in the news. Check out these MGEU news stories and media coverage from around Manitoba about Bill 29, health care, representation votes, and our union's response.
Jun 01, 2018 -
More Health Care Cuts Coming to Winnipeg
Yesterday, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) unveiled its “Phase 2” plan, which among many other things, will see the Concordia ER closed in June 2019 and the Seven Oaks ER to follow in September 2019 as it converts to an Urgent Care facility.
May 31, 2018 -
Partnership Makes its Case for Injunction Against Legislated Wage Freezes
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the injunction request filed by the Partnership to Defend Public Services (PDPS) against the Pallister government’s wage freeze legislation (Bill 28: The Public Service Sustainability Act) was heard in court.
May 10, 2018 -
Pallister Government Forces Health Care Representation Votes
Yesterday, the Pallister Government proclaimed a new law that will force thousands of health care workers into disruptive votes to choose which union and collective agreement they will have.
Jan 09, 2018 -
MGEU files complaint to get HCSS employers to the table
On January 5, 2018, the MGEU filed an unfair labour practice against the employers of about 7,500 Health Care Support Service workers whose contracts expired March 31, 2017.
May 10, 2018 -
CBC Manitoba: Process to slash number of health bargaining units in Manitoba could take 18 months, cost $250K
Manitoba's health minister says the planned process to drastically cut the number of bargaining units in the province could cost up to $250,000 and take up to 18 months, but he hopes it won't take that long. Health care unions met with the province on Thursday to find out the ramifications of Bill 29, which allows a government-appointed commissioner to cut the number of health care unions from 183 to less than 50.
May 09, 2018 -
Winnipeg Free Press: Tories proclaim bill to amalgamate health-care bargaining units
The Pallister government has proclaimed a controversial bill that forces the amalgamation of a host of Manitoba health bargaining units, the Free Press has learned. The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (Bill 29) establishes a fixed number of bargaining units for each of the province’s five health regions as well as for each province-wide health employer, such as CancerCare Manitoba.