The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada’s largest union.
With around 618,000 members across Canada, and over 25,000 members in Manitoba, CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
CUPE Manitoba is a proud union, 25,000 members strong from communities across the province. As CUPE Manitoba President, I am honoured to be elected by the membership to advocate on behalf of working families in Manitoba. CUPE is a strong, democratic, and transparent union that fights for workers’ rights through bargaining fair collective agreements, lobbying for progressive and worker-friendly legislation, and defending safe and healthy workplaces for all!.
In 2013, we are facing a challenging time. Workers across the United States are fighting back against “Right to Work” legislation – laws intended to cripple workers’ right to negotiate their own contracts. This legislation is trickling into Canada, and we must be resolved to defend our basic rights as workers. I look forward to working with members and the community on addressing these important issues.
Kelly Moist, President CUPE Manitoba