CUPE stands in solidarity with Tolko workers in The Pas

It is with great dismay that CUPE has learned of the closing of the Tolko Industries paper and saw mill in The Pas, Manitoba, resulting in the loss of over 250 jobs. While CUPE does not represent Tolko workers, we do understand the impact the closure of this plant will have on the community at large, and on individual families. We echo the concerns of Unifor Locals 1403 and 302, which represents mill and office workers, as well as supervisors at Tolko Industries in The Pas. “Our members Read more [...]

2016 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 7:45 am to get our parade float ready, and the march starts at 9am! Feel free to join us! The street festival this year takes place downtown, on Saturday, August 20th at 9am at Memorial Park (by the Read more [...]

Thousands attend Steinbach Manitoba’s first Pride

CUPE members from across Manitoba came together to march in solidarity in Steinbach Manitoba’s first annual Pride parade and celebration, Saturday July 9th. While organizers originally expected roughly 200 participants, Manitobans gathered in numbers estimated between 3,000 and 5,000 to march, cheer, and support the Steinbach LGBTTI community. “CUPE is proud to have participated in such an historic event,” said Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “CUPE members from across the Read more [...]

CUPE at Steinbach Pride

Steinbach Pride
This Saturday will be Steinbach's first ever Pride March and celebration, and we are hoping to have a strong CUPE presence there.  We will be marching down the streets of Steinbach in support of our LGBTTQ* members and allies. The march will begin from E.A. Friesen Park, and we are suggesting that CUPE folks meet and gather right outside of the park, at the corner of Elm St and Elmdale St. at 10:30am, so we can walk together in solidarity.  The march will conclude at City Hall, where there will Read more [...]

CUPE Manitoba statement on Behavioural Health Foundation – Male Youth Program

On behalf of CUPE Local 4792, representing staff at the Behavioural Health Foundation – Male Youth Program, we would like to express our deepest condolences and our unwavering support to the victims of the violent assaults that took place on May 29 against BHF staff. No worker should ever have to face violence in the workplace. Everyone has the right to a safe work environment. CUPE is committed to work with the employer and Workplace Health & Safety to review protocols and safety procedures Read more [...]

Manitoba budget offers minor funding increases to public services

Social Impact Bonds Quote
Social Impact Bonds give rise to concern The Pallister Government’s first provincial budget offers minor improvements to many important areas of the public sector, says CUPE Manitoba. “We are pleased to see this government’s continuation of funding to health care, education, post- secondary education, and social services,” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “In an environment where cuts would have been the ‘easy way out’, we are pleased that this government Read more [...]

Charleswood Care Centre Employees Hold Info Pickets

Winnipeg – Employees at Charleswood Care Centre are holding information pickets in an effort to raise public awareness that in Manitoba private, for-profit long-term care workers have very little financial security in retirement.   Members of CUPE Local 4281 rejected their employer’s final offer in a vote held in March 2016, and have been meeting with a provincial Conciliation Officer since in an effort to work towards securing a pension plan.   “The public understands Read more [...]