“Our members at Main Street Project do an amazing job in the face of a very challenging work environment." - Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
Winnipeg (20 Nov. 2012) - Contract negotiations began on November 19 for approximately 90 members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Main Street Project.
Main Street Project members are coming off of a four-year agreement and, as is the case with most not-for-profit bargaining, workers are focused on fair compensation to address the problem of lagging salaries in the social services field. Members are also seeking improvements to working conditions.
“Our members at Main Street Project do an amazing job in the face of a very challenging work environment. And as the temperature drops at this time of year, the need for the services they provide is amplified,” says MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky.
Members at Main Street Project deal with Winnipeg’s most vulnerable citizens providing services in a 24-hour crisis centre, emergency shelter, detoxification unit, transition services, mainstay residence and the intoxicated persons detention area.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 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