Union Bug Blog
Jun 10, 2016 -
It's About the Members
I love this time of year, and not just because a beautiful Manitoba summer has arrived. In many ways, this is one of the most important and satisfying times I get to spend as MGEU President.
May 30, 2016 -
You Never Stop Coming Out
In celebration of the Pride Winnipeg 2016 festival (May 27- June 5), MGEU member, Chantal Theroux, provided this week's blog post about coming out.
May 20, 2016 -
Protecting Public Services Key to New Government’s Accountability
The transition to a new Progressive Conservative government is significant for the citizens of Manitoba. It is doubly so when the new government is your direct employer or if the agency you work for is funded by government to sustain services and operations.
May 03, 2016 -
#GETLOUD For Mental Health Week
May 2-8 is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is #GETLOUD for mental health. The CMHC is calling on Canadians to speak out about mental health issues and to lobby for better mental health services.
Apr 25, 2016 -
Headingley Riot Still Has Lessons for Us Twenty Years Later
ON APRIL 25, 1996, a riot broke out at Headingley Correctional Institute. In the wake of an evening of carnage, ten guards and over thirty prisoners were violently beaten by rioting prisoners before order was restored. It was a disaster that Corrections workers had been predicting for years ― and its lessons for us remain just as relevant twenty years later.
Apr 20, 2016 -
Upholding their public service promise must remain a priority for Manitoba’s new Government
On behalf of the MGEU’s 40,000 members, I would like to offer congratulations and best wishes to Manitoba’s incoming Progressive Conservative government led by Brian Pallister. As always, our commitment to our members, and indeed to all Manitobans, is that we will advocate strongly for the protection and enhancement of public services.
Mar 07, 2016 -
Take the Pledge for Parity
Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Jan 29, 2016 -
Decisions, Debate and Democracy
Last night, after nearly two years at the bargaining table, members of the Civil Service ratified a new five-year agreement. Not surprisingly, the result has garnered comments and questions from the membership that I’d like to address as best I can.
Dec 29, 2015 -
This was the year that people said we’ve had enough ─ and took action. Conversations took place in every corner of the country about what kind of country Canada was becoming and people didn’t like it. People were tired of fighting at every turn against blind ideology. And we made change.
Nov 06, 2015 -
Fair Deal Tour Crosses Manitoba
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.