CUPE Local 500 launches new TV ad promoting quality, dependable public services

Local 500 is launching a new 30-second TV ad that highlights the risks of putting Winnipeg's public services in the hands of for-profit corporations.  "At a time when private delivery of many of the city's services is being considered by the Mayor and some members of Council, it's important to remind the public of what we have lost, and let them know we are at risk of losing even more," said Mike Davidson, President of CUPE Local 500.  "For Sale" will begin airing on Winnipeg stations Wednesday, Read more [...]

CUPE Manitoba supports walk for shelters

CUPE’s Respect Campaign is honoured to once again support Steve Braun’s Walk for the Shelters as he walks from Winkler to Winnipeg to raise money for two women’s shelters, drawing attention to the fact that women’s shelters across Manitoba lack the funding necessary to provide adequate services to victims of domestic violence. On September 28th at 8:30 am, Steve Braun will be completing his 150 kilometre walk.  “I’m proud to once again walk alongside Steve in his quest to make people Read more [...]

Municipal workers in The Pas vote to strike

An overwhelming majority of workers at the Town of The Pas voted 96% in favour of a strike mandate in a vote conducted on September 13th. The workers belong to Local 745 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and have been negotiating since March 2011. On August 14th and 15th, the Parties met with a Conciliation Officer to work towards a fair deal. No agreement or tentative agreement was reached. The workers are opposed to concessions on sick leave, and seek fair wage increases as well as bringing Read more [...]

CUPE Manitoba: Take Back the Night

On September 20, women and men from all walks of life will marched in solidarity with others across Canada and internationally for a dual purpose: to end violence against women and reclaim the streets for all. This theme recognizes that when women are safe from violence, our streets are safer for all people. Domestic violence, sexual assaults, female homicides and missing and murdered women all reflect a culture which objectifies, disrespects and dishonours the value of women. Violence against women Read more [...]

Kelly Moist calls for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women

On Tuesday, July 11 CUPE Manitoba President Kelly Moist joined other 300 Winnipeg voices in calling for an inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women. The only representative to speak from the labour movement, Sister Moist shared the stage with aboriginal leaders, municipal and federal politicians and other community leaders in showing their support for an inquiry. The call for an inquiry has gained recent distinction because of the recent arrest of a Winnipeg man for the murders of Read more [...]

CUPE Asks Labour Relations Secretariat to Resume Health Care Bargaining

In a letter to the province of Manitoba's Labour Relations Secretariat, the CUPE Bargaining Committee asked for negotiations of the CUPE Master Health Care Agreement to resume. CUPE first met with the LRS on May 23rd, 2012 to submit a brief that made the case against a wage freeze for CUPE health care support workers. Future bargaining dates were scheduled for July and August, however these dates were cancelled once the MGEU decided that it would trigger representation votes in the Western, Interlake-Eastern Read more [...]

CUPE Joins With Manitoba Association of Midwives to Launch Awareness Campaign

Midwives Really Deliver Campaign Will Draw Attention to Midwife Shortages in Manitoba WINNIPEG - Manitoba Midwives represented by CUPE Local 2348 are launching an awareness campaign to draw attention to the challenges facing the midwifery program in Manitoba. Midwives and their clients will be featured prominently on Winnipeg Transit buses standing alongside the slogan “Manitoba Midwives Really Deliver”. “Manitoba midwives are proud of the service we provide to expecting Manitoba families,” Read more [...]