The CUPE Manitoba Annual Convention scheduled for April 15-17, 2020, will be postponed to a later date.
Out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 pandemic, CUPE Manitoba will not be holding our annual convention until the pandemic has subsided, or until health authorities recommend such gatherings can take place without potentially putting participants at risk of contact with COVID-19.
CUPE Manitoba is the province’s largest public sector union, representing workers in health care, long-term care, K-12 education, post-secondary education, municipalities, crown services, child and social services, and more.
Our members care for vulnerable populations, and CUPE Manitoba takes COVID-19 very seriously.
Health authorities have suggested “social distancing measures”, which include the avoidance of large, prolonged group gatherings.
“Members should rest assured that the postponement of the CUPE Manitoba Convention does not mean that the work of the union has stopped,” says Abe Araya, President of CUPE Manitoba.
“CUPE Manitoba will continue to represent our members, hold government to account, and continue to advocate for strong protections for members who work in sectors with increased risk of contact with COVID-19.”
CUPE encourages all members to avoid misinformation, and read more about COVID-19 from official sources. CUPE Manitoba also encourages members to follow the recommended guidelines (with the links below) for disease prevention which includes washing your hands.
Government of Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/
Shared Health: (including resources for health care staff): https://sharedhealthmb.ca/health-providers/coronavirus-resources/
For more information related to CUPE Manitoba’s Convention, contact CUPE Manitoba at