Midwives to hold info pickets

I Support Midwives
WINNIPEG - Midwives are gathering together to hold an info picket on Thursday, February 4th outside the Birth Centre on St. Mary’s Road, in an effort to raise awareness about the state of midwifery in Manitoba. “We applaud the government for increasing funding for midwifery training, but we are falling behind other provinces when it comes to compensation” said Sheree Capar, CUPE National Representative. “We need to deal with recruitment and retention issues, and the best way to do that Read more [...]

100 years since women’s right to vote won in Manitoba, but battle for equality still rages

WINNIPEG – One hundred years ago today, women in Manitoba became the first in Canada to win the right to vote and hold office in provincial elections. “Women like Nellie McClung were trailblazers for all those who came after,” said Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “In Manitoba we have a strong legacy of activists fighting for social justice, and we’re proud of our strong feminist roots.” The labour movement and feminist movement have always had close ties throughout history Read more [...]

Statement from CUPE’s National President on shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan

Jan 25, 2016 On behalf of all CUPE members, we offer our deepest condolences to the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders affected by Friday’s tragedy. CUPE members in schools across Canada work to provide a safe learning environment that fosters the best opportunity for education. I know this tragedy hits very close to home for those members. Children, their teachers and school support staff Read more [...]

CUPE 5021 ratifies new collective agreement

Members of CUPE 5021 at Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries have ratified a new collective agreement that sees overall improvements to wages and benefits, and significant moves towards settling wage harmonization plans relating to the merger of Liquor and Lotteries in 2014. Ratification votes were held on January 13 and 14, 2016. “We’re pleased that we have been able to reach a new deal that addresses the recent merger and discrepancies between workers in Liquor and Lotteries” said Elizabeth Read more [...]

Manitoba commitment to accessible public child care applauded

WINNIPEG – Tuesday’s announcement by the provincial government to increase public childcare spaces in Manitoba by 12,000 new spaces, while also increasing accessibility and wages will help strengthen Manitoba’s child care sector, says CUPE Manitoba. “By ensuring funding for more spaces and by prioritizing wages and training, this government is supporting Manitoba families as well as those who provide the care for their children” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. CUPE Read more [...]

Town of The Pas and CUPE Local 745 ratify 2 year agreement

Town of The Pas and CUPE Local 745 are pleased to announce the ratification of a new   2-year collective agreement which covers approximately 69 employees.  The employees include those in Administration, Public Works, Maintenance, Water Treatment Plant and the Wellness Center. “We are glad that we have been able to work with the Town to ratify this new agreement” said Lori Sutherland, CUPE National Representative, “members of CUPE 745 are proud to deliver the public services that the Read more [...]

City agrees to meet with CUPE 500 to discuss improvements to snow clearing

At its meeting held on January 5, 2016, the City of Winnipeg’s Standing Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works, agreed to meet with representatives of CUPE 500 to discuss the union’s recommendations to improve municipal snow clearing in Winnipeg. On November 3, 2015, CUPE 500 presented a comprehensive report to the Committee, highlighting significant cost savings that could be found by bringing Winnipeg’s snow removal services back in-house.  Currently 80 per cent of the Read more [...]

CUPE marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20

On November 20, workplaces and communities will take the time to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance and commemorate persons who have lost their lives because of anti-trans violence. Started in 1998 to honour the murder of a young transgender woman in Massachusetts, this day is now marked by ceremonies in cities across Canada and around the world. Let’s all continue to work together to help make our workplaces and communities a safe and inclusive space for those who identify as transgender. For Read more [...]