Winnipeg General Strike Remembered

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WINNIPEG – Today marks the 96th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike where over 25,000 workers walked off the job in support of fair wages, and better working conditions. “As we draw closer to the 100th anniversary of this historic event, we are reminded of the sacrifices of those who came before us in the labour movement” said Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba “it is because of these sacrifices that we are able to continue to organize as a movement and fight for Read more [...]

Better Choice: let’s start talking about the Federal election

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The country’s slow economic recovery has left 2.8 million Canadians unemployed or underemployed. Nearly three quarters of the jobs created in the past six years have been precarious (part-time, temporary or in the self-employed sector). With limited job prospects, household debt is at an all-time high. Soon, you will get to choose how we overcome these challenges. There is a better choice. One that gets us ready to support and care for our aging population. One that gives Canadians high-quality, Read more [...]

Manitoba budget fights poverty. What it means for CUPE Members

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The Manitoba Government’s 2015 provincial budget was released on April 30th. This is the final submission to this week's feature on how the Manitoba budget affects members within various CUPE sectors. To read them all visit our Manitoba Budget section. What is the provincial budget? The provincial budget is the implementation of the government’s vision for the next year, as well as commitments to long-term and short-term investments. Being part of a national union, CUPE members Read more [...]

Solidarity with ATU 1505 – Action Alert

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Dear members, The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 is holding an info picket at Winnipeg's City Hall on Tuesday, May 12th at noon. ATU members have been strong supporters of many CUPE info pickets over the past year, showing up at our pickets at Tuxedo Villa (CUPE 2180) and Community Living Selkirk (CUPE 3085). Please take time to come out and support the ATU's info picket for a fair deal with Winnipeg Transit.   Read more [...]

Manitoba budget supports infrastructure. What it means for CUPE members

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The Manitoba Government’s 2015 provincial budget was released on April 30th. Throughout this week we will be featuring a number of key CUPE sectors and how the budget affects members within that sector. What is the provincial budget? The provincial budget is the implementation of the government’s vision for the next year, as well as commitments to long-term and short-term investments. Being part of a national union, CUPE members in Manitoba know that the cuts made in other provinces Read more [...]

Manitoba budget supports childcare and social services. What it means for CUPE members

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The Manitoba Government’s 2015 provincial budget was released on April 30th. Throughout this week we will be featuring a number of key CUPE sectors and how the budget affects members within that sector. What is the provincial budget? The provincial budget is the implementation of the government’s vision for the next year, as well as commitments to long-term and short-term investments. Being part of a national union, CUPE members in Manitoba know that the cuts made in other provinces Read more [...]

Manitoba budget supports health care. What it means for CUPE members

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The Manitoba Government’s 2015 provincial budget was released on April 30th. Throughout this week we will be featuring a number of key CUPE sectors and how the budget affects members within that sector. What is the provincial budget? The provincial budget is the implementation of the government’s vision for the next year, as well as commitments to long-term and short-term investments. Being part of a national union, CUPE members in Manitoba know that the cuts made in other provinces Read more [...]

Manitoba budget supports education. What it means for CUPE members

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The Manitoba Government’s 2015 provincial budget was released on April 30th. Throughout this week we will be featuring a number of key CUPE sectors and how the budget affects members within that sector. What is the provincial budget? The provincial budget is the implementation of the government’s vision for the next year, as well as commitments to long-term and short-term investments. Being part of a national union, CUPE members in Manitoba know that the cuts made in other provinces Read more [...]