Terry Egan Elected as CUPE Manitoba President

Delegates at the 54th annual CUPE Manitoba Convention held in Portage la Prairie have elected Terry Egan as CUPE Manitoba President.

CUPE Manitoba President-elect Terry Egan (2nd from right) with outgoing CUPE Manitoba President Kelly Moist, CUPE National President Mark Hancock (right) and CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury (left).

Terry Egan is a CUPE member from the Winnipeg School Division, and was President of CUPE Local 110 representing approximately 400 WSD custodians, painters, utility and mechanical workers.

Outgoing CUPE Manitoba President Kelly Moist, who did not run in the election, offered her congratulations on behalf of all CUPE members to Terry Egan as he takes on his new role.

“I am proud to represent CUPE members in Manitoba in these difficult times,” said Egan. “We are resolved to fight for all workers in Manitoba and continue to defend public services against privatization and cuts”.

The CUPE Manitoba convention convened in Portage la Prairie on Wednesday, May 3 and concludes on Friday, May 5.

CUPE Manitoba represents approximately 26,000 members working in health care facilities, personal care homes, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services

CUPE MB 54th Annual Convention

2nd Call

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Member Credentials Form

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Observer Credentials Form

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1st Call

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CUPE Manitoba members present $10,000 to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

CUPE Manitoba presented a $10,000 cheque to CancerCare Manitoba during the CUPE Manitoba Convention on Thursday, May 5th, in support of Camp Indigo, a camp specifically designed to provide medical support and assistance to children with cancer to make their summer camp dreams a possibility. Today’s donation is the most recent contribution the union’s members are making to pediatric oncology as part of ongoing fundraising initiative for Manitoban children who have cancer.

To date, CUPE Manitoba has donated over $130,000 to CancerCare Manitoba through fundraising and donations.

“CUPE Manitoba is proud to be a strong supporter of Camp Indigo,” said Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “CUPE members are dedicated to the community, and our involvement reaches beyond the labour movement and into the lives of children and their families in need”.

Keynote speakers throughout Convention include: Mark Hancock, CUPE National President; Charles Fleury, CUPE National Treasurer; Shahine Siddiqui, President of the Islamic Social Services Association; Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns; and more!

In Manitoba, CUPE represents approximately 25,000 members working in health care facilities, personal care homes, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

Solidarity Sector Conference – Second Call

The CUPE Manitoba Solidarity Sector Conference is fast-approaching!

This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow CUPE members from your own sector, to discuss trends, issues, and opportunities within your sector (ie: Health Care, Long-Term Care, Municipal, Social Service & Childcare, Crowns, Education, etc).

Please contact CUPE Manitoba for more information!

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CUPE Western Municipal Conference Takes Place in Winnipeg

Winnipeg – Municipal workers from across Western Canada are gathering in Winnipeg this week to discuss important issues facing the municipal sector.

The CUPE Western Municipal Conference is bringing CUPE municipal members from 30 Locals from across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba together to tackle issues including privatization, contracting out, Public Private Partnerships, as well as trends facing the sector.

“Municipal workers are often the first in our communities to be threatened by privatization” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “Municipal workers face serious challenges from right-wing decision makers, and we need to work together to push back against these threats”.

The Conference is being held in Winnipeg and concludes on Friday, June 26th.

Keynote speakers include CUPE National President Paul Moist, CUPE Senior Economist Toby Sanger, CUPE Researcher Jordana Feist, and will feature presentations on topics ranging from P3s and infrastructure to the upcoming Federal Election.

Additionally, delegates are visiting the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which features a discussion on labour rights and the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

CUPE represents approximately approximately 185,000 municipal workers in communities across Canada.