Component Bargaining

29 Nov 2016

"Health care aides in Thompson, and throughout the province, make $4 more per hour than these members, but they all have the same level of training. How does that make sense?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

Winnipeg (29 Nov. 2016) — About 30 members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home (PCH)  in Nelson House are now on strike. The strike began after the employer failed to meet the request of the bargaining committee.

23 Nov 2016

"Without the ability to negotiate a fair wage, it gets tougher to maintain a qualified workforce and services inevitably suffer.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

17 Nov 2016

These dedicated workers want improved working conditions to help them better advocate for children and families." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

31 Oct 2016

"We need assurance from the province that bargaining will be fair and not dictated before it even begins.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

27 Oct 2016

“Improving workload through collective bargaining will allow these workers to better support their communities and ensure that no one slips through the cracks.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

24 Oct 2016

“This time, outside workers were bending over backwards to get a deal,” said Thomas. “And while councillors are the only part-time town workers with benefits, they tried to rob full-time workers of their drug and dental benefits." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

18 Oct 2016

"Because when you improve your working conditions, you will be improving the services that you provide to children and families...and we all know that's what this rally is all about." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

18 Oct 2016

“Currently the PCH workers in Nelson House are making significantly less than PCH workers in the rest of Manitoba, including in Thompson, only 100 km away. These are dedicated workers that care for the elders in the community and deserve to be treated fairly.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

12 Oct 2016

"The employer now has no doubt that we are serious about our demands, and we will not back down. We will get a fair deal.” — Valentina Khoudiakova, OPSEU Local 518 President

30 Sep 2016

All members of Local 73 are encouraged to review the question & answer sheet, attend an information session, and discuss the vote with their co-workers and their elected leadership in order to make an informed decision before casting a ballot.

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