Province and MGEU Reach Tentative Agreement

December 30, 2016

The Province of Manitoba released this good news bargaining update today:

December 30, 2015


A tentative agreement has been reached between the Manitoba government and the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU) for their main contract, Premier Selinger announced today.

“More than 14,000 Manitoba civil servants provide invaluable services to the public and that is why we are pleased that this tentative agreement has been reached,” said Premier Selinger. “We want to ensure that these hard-working Manitobans are treated fairly and are glad that the collective bargaining process has led to a fair and affordable tentative agreement.”

The agreement, subject to ratification by MGEU members, would eliminate the need for an arbitration process agreed to between the government and MGEU scheduled for May.
“It’s always good to come to a mutual agreement through the collective bargaining process rather than to have a deal imposed by a third party,” the premier added.

This latest agreement follows the successful conclusion of negotiations with other employee groups including:
• Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre security – December 2015;
• Winnipeg Regional Health Authority home care/home support – December 2015;
• Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba – August 2015;
• MGEU corrections officers – July 2015; and
• Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries – December 2014.

The premier noted MGEU will present the tentative agreement to its members when it goes to a ratification vote in the coming weeks and will share the details when they present the agreement.