MGEU members at Addictions Foundation of Manitoba ratify collective agreement

MGEU members negotiate improvements to wages, health benefits and job security.

Winnipeg (24 March 2016) — Members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) ratified a new 5-year collective agreement on March 21.

Negotiations with Addictions Foundation Manitoba produced improvements to wages, health benefits, and job security 

MGEU/NUPGE members at AFM provide a wide range of addiction support services to thousands of Manitobans throughout the province. Bargaining started in 2014, and after a long and challenging round of negotiations, the union members and the employer reached a tentative agreement in February.

The new contract includes general wage increases in each year, improvements to the health spending account, the introduction of a direct-pay prescription drug plan, and employment security provisions for the life of the agreement. The contract is effective from March 30, 2014 to March 23, 2019.

Now that the contract is ratified, the MGEU bargaining committee will be meeting with their employer to finalize contract details and sign the agreement so it can be printed and distributed to members.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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