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The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union and Manitoba Public Insurance are set to meet with a conciliator Thursday. Ahead of the meeting, MGEU president Kyle Ross spoke with picketing MPI workers.

CityNews Winnipeg: MPI and MGEU set to meet with conciliator

September 21, 2023 — 

The MGEU has been asking for wages to keep up with the cost of living and alleges MPI has offered workers a yearly two per cent wage increase over four years.

“What a conciliator does is they try and urge the parties toward a settlement on their own. Often the conciliator can remove some roadblocks that exist within bargaining, often, frankly, on the side of the employer who becomes dug in about how much they’re going to give, in this case, of wages,” said Julie Guard, labour studies professor at the University of Manitoba.

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