Statement on behalf of Manitoba’s public sector unions on consultations with government

Feb 10, 2017 At a meeting on January 5th, the Minister of Finance and officials invited Manitoba’s public sector unions to participate in what was referred to as a Fiscal Working Group with a mandate to explore solutions to returning the province’s budget to balance. In the lead-up to the meeting, we put forward several questions to the Minister to better understand the government’s assumptions and fiscal outlook. The Pallister government’s 2016 budget was the first in many years to not Read more [...]

Keep Power Smart in Manitoba Hydro!

http://docs.google.com/gview?url=http://cupe.mb.ca/files/2017/01/Media_Release_Local_998_PowerSmart_2017_01_26.pdf&embedded=true http://docs.google.com/gview?url=http://cupe.mb.ca/files/2017/01/PowerSmart-polling-release-info-sheet_1.pdf&embedded=true http://docs.google.com/gview?url=http://cupe.mb.ca/files/2017/01/PowerSmart-polling-release-info-sheet2.pdf&embedded=true For more details about the polling results, click here. Visit the CUPE Local 998 website here for more information. Read more [...]

Joint Statement on meeting with Finance Minister Friesen

Today, Manitoba’s largest public sector unions and the Manitoba Federation of Labour met with the Minister of Finance, at his request. The meeting was the first of what we expect to be several face-to-face meetings. We are hopeful that future meetings will include the Premier and all of Manitoba’s public sector unions. In the brief meeting, the Minister maintained the government’s focus on balancing the provincial budget and confirmed that, as reported in the media, they are considering Read more [...]