Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced the establishment of “School Support Staff Week” following his remarks at the CUPE Manitoba 50th Anniversary Convention to over 200 CUPE delegates at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
This week’s announcement was an exciting moment for the CUPE Manitoba school division sector who have been calling for a week of recognition for Manitoba’s education support staff who work tirelessly every day to help our children succeed.
“We are thrilled that the provincial government is recognizing our hard work,” says Barb Gribben, CUPE Manitoba school division sector chairperson. “Our education support workers are proud of their work, and are excited that the province has taken such leadership in celebrating our accomplishments with us.”
School Support Staff Week has been declared for the week of November 18 – 23, to take place annually.
“Our members work tirelessly to support Manitoba children,” states Kelly Moist, CUPE Manitoba president. “Recognizing their hard work means that the province takes them seriously, and understands the contributions these workers make to the community.”
CUPE Manitoba represents hundreds of education support staff in Manitoba, including education assistants, bus drivers, custodians, librarians, and clerical staff.