Charleswood Care Centre Employees Hold Info Pickets

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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 [...]

Members’ Provincial Election Guide 2016

Consult this handy guide to find out what’s at stake for CUPE members across Manitoba and in your sector. The guide also includes suggestions for questions to ask candidates in the lead-up to the April 19 election. Contact CUPE-MB to order paper copies.

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CUPE Local 2348 (Midwives) reach tentative agreement

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Winnipeg – Midwives, represented by CUPE Local 2348, have voted in favour of a new collective agreement that helps to support midwifery services in Winnipeg. “After a difficult round of bargaining, we are pleased that we have reached an agreement that all parties deem fair,” said Sheree Capar, CUPE National Representative. “It is our hope that this new agreement will help to recruit and retain midwives in Manitoba.” Following a strong strike mandate from Midwives on March 11, 2016, Read more [...]

Why CUPE supports the NDP

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Many CUPE members often ask "why does CUPE support the NDP?". The answer is quite simple. In 1956, tired of Conservative and Liberal rule, workers in the Canadian Labour Congress and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation came together and asked "why isn't there a party for working people?" The NDP was created from those conversations in 1961 as a party for working people. This is why many unions across Canada support the NDP. But to say we are simply a “supporter” of the Read more [...]

Letter to CUPE members re: April 19 Provincial Election

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Dear Sisters and Brothers: On April 19th Manitobans will vote in the provincial election to determine who will lead our province for the next four years. Elections are important for all citizens, as CUPE members, 25,000 strong, delivering needed public services throughout Manitoba. Who governs our province matters a great deal. The NDP has governed our province since October 1999, and many CUPE members, have not worked under any other government and don’t know the struggles that many CUPE Read more [...]

Manitoba provincial election: What’s at stake for CUPE members?

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Today the Premier of Manitoba officially dropped the writ, beginning a month-long election that will determine the next government of Manitoba on April 19. But what does this election mean for CUPE members? The Conservatives and Liberals want to cut jobs, privatize services, and reverse the gains we have made as workers under the NDP. While election platforms will be rolled out throughout the campaign, we have already seen overtures made by the Conservatives and Liberals that will Read more [...]

CUPE Local 2348 (Midwives) reject employer’s offer, move closer to strike

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Winnipeg – Midwives represented by CUPE Local 2348 have voted to reject their employer’s most recent offer, following a ratification vote held on March 10 and 11. “Midwives in Winnipeg are sending a clear message that more support is needed for their profession,” said Sheree Capar, CUPE National Representative. “We are falling further behind other jurisdictions in terms of compensation, and the most recent offer doesn’t do enough to catch up”. At a meeting with a provincial conciliation Read more [...]

CUPE Local 500 and WAPSO call for an end to vacancy management

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The unions that represent Winnipeg’s municipal workers and the city’s administrative, supervisory, and professional staff, are calling for Mayor Bowman to end the Katz-era practice of not filling vacant positions. “The city has been slowly eroding Winnipeg’s municipal workforce,” said Gord Delbridge, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 500. “We need to ensure we have enough workers to provide the services Winnipeggers rely on, and that support Read more [...]