Fair Deal Tour Crosses Manitoba
Nov 06, 2015
The Civil Service Bargaining Committee was on the road last week in an effort to rally MGEU membership and meet with Manitoba MLAs in their ongoing efforts to reach a fair settlement with the government.
After many delays at the bargaining table since negotiations began some time ago, the government finally offered Civil Service members a four-year agreement with a one percent raise in each of the first two years, and two percent in each of the last two years. Most public service groups, however, (the City of Winnipeg, the Colleges, the nurses, to name a few) who’ve been in bargaining with government received more generous settlements.
The Fair Deal Tour represented an effort to keep the pressure on government leaders by encouraging members to stand up and ask questions of their elected officials. Why must the Civil Service go through the delay and expense of an arbitration hearing when a fair deal is not too much to ask at the bargaining table? And why aren’t Civil Service workers getting the same increase as other groups?
The whirlwind five-day tour hit several Manitoba communities, including Selkirk, Lorette, Steinbach, Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Dauphin, Swan River, The Pas and Thompson.
Many thanks to those who attended the various information rallies for showing their support.
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