Solidarity Sector Conference – Second Call


The CUPE Manitoba Solidarity Sector Conference is fast-approaching!

This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow CUPE members from your own sector, to discuss trends, issues, and opportunities within your sector (ie: Health Care, Long-Term Care, Municipal, Social Service & Childcare, Crowns, Education, etc).

Please contact CUPE Manitoba for more information!

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Manitoba Filipino Street Festival

Once again CUPE Manitoba will be participating in the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival! We will be marching in the parade, and we'll also have a booth on-site during the festival. If you're interested in coming out, please let us know by emailing: We'll be meeting at 8am to get our parade float ready, and the march starts at 9am! Feel free to join us! The street festival takes place on Saturday, August 22nd at 9am at Northgate Shopping Centre (1399 McPhillips St.) Thanks 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 [...]

Winnipeg’s municipal workers support Shoal Lake #40

WINNIPEG – The municipal workers who deliver Winnipeg’s water have joined those calling for the building of an all-weather access road to Shoal Lake #40 First Nation. “It is unjust that the people who live in the community that sources our public water have been under a boil water advisory for 17 years and are often cut-off entirely from accessing clean water and public services” says Mike Davidson, President of CUPE Local 500. “As the workers who deliver this water to Winnipeggers, Read more [...]

CUPE Manitoba applauds provincial government’s continued wage enhancement for community living workers.

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government announced the next phase of its 2014 commitment to continue to improve wages for workers who provide support to adults with intellectual disabilities. “Workers who support members of the community with intellectual disabilities deserve to have fair and reasonable compensation” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “This work is integral to the well-being of our community, and we are pleased that the government has recognized the value of the work Read more [...]

CUPE Western Municipal Conference Takes Place in Winnipeg

Winnipeg – Municipal workers from across Western Canada are gathering in Winnipeg this week to discuss important issues facing the municipal sector. The CUPE Western Municipal Conference is bringing CUPE municipal members from 30 Locals from across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba together to tackle issues including privatization, contracting out, Public Private Partnerships, as well as trends facing the sector. “Municipal workers are often the first in our communities to be threatened Read more [...]

CUPE 500 Presents to Public Works Committee – Snow Plowing should be brought back in-house

CUPE Local 500 President Mike Davidson presented a summary of the local's Public Plowing Works report to the City of Winnipeg Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Public Works, calling for contracted-out snow clearing to be brought back in-house. "CUPE 500’s Snow Plowing Hotline resulted in hundreds of comments and concerns from across the city" Davidson told the committee. "The fact that so many Winnipeggers have offered their concerns and ideas on snow plowing indicates strong public interest Read more [...]