The union, which represents thousands of public sector employees in Manitoba, says it has reached an agreement with the province to prevent layoffs, weeks after Premier Brian Pallister said non-significant staff cuts – including possible layoffs – were needed to support funds to fight COVID-19. It depends on your collective agreement if you receive health-related benefits when you retire. Talk to your person or CSSB. This decline eventually fell to only 2.2 per cent on average. Nor has it been clear which workers or services would be considered non-negligible and at risk of dismissal. In a letter to public servants last week, the province asked for assistance with its “Top to Bottom” strategy, which would involve alternate ministers, non-unionized executives and both unionized and non-unionized employees. The Manitoba government and the General Employees Union (GSO) say the province has agreed to create a no-let clause for this fiscal year in exchange for all public service employees who take five days of unpaid leave. Earlier in the day, the Manitoba government announced a new $35 million program to support health care workers for senior long-term care executives and other institutions. The province, which shares the program with the federal government, says it will have more than 20,000 Manitobans currently working full-time or part-time on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible members of the MGEU will include a large number of members of the public community and direct service personnel; Health workers, recreational workers and domestic economics staff in long-term care; as well as staff from community agencies providing social services to vulnerable youth and families. The Manitoba government and the General Employees Union – www.mgeu.ca members of Willow Place – Local 160, which provide Manitoba with vital services and support to women and children in managing violence and family abuse, last week ratified a new two-year agreement. Members of Australian Lab Services – Local 166, which provides environmental testing services, including expert analyses of air, soil, sediment and water, yesterday ratified a new four-year agreement. The new five-year contract (which took effect from March 22, 2014 to March 29, 2019) includes Manitoba Housing is a single employer that employs both public service and public service employees in the same organization. When members of the public service applied for arbitration in the spring of 2015, it made no sense to continue negotiations with some of the members awaiting the outcome of the arbitration.