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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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 [...]
The province’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook tabled in the Manitoba Legislature today offers a more progressive way of ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share. With the implementation of a new tax bracket that would see Manitoba’s highest earners provide slightly more in income taxes, the province is able to expand tax credits and supports for lower income earners. “The 98% of Manitobans who don’t earn over $170,000 per year expect the government to help build a more level playing Read more [...]
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 [...]