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 and Southern Regional Health Authorities instead of bargaining.