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 aware of just how under-funded our women’s shelters really are,” said Sheree Capar, CUPE National Representative and Respect Campaign organizer, “these shelters need adequate resources to provide women and children who are victims of domestic violence a safe alternative.”

CUPE Manitoba represents social services workers in women’s shelters across Manitoba.  The goal of the Respect Campaign is to raise the profile of what CUPE members contribute to the people in their care, and for their communities.

“Shelters must receive adequate funding from the provincial government, and it’s clear that action must be taken now” said Capar.

Media and members of the public are welcome to join Steve Braun as he completes his walk.

Gathering and refreshments at 8:30 am at the Union Centre, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg.  Walk with Steve Braun to the Manitoba Legislature at 9:00 am.

For more information about the Walk for the Shelters or to make a donation, please visit the Walk for the Shelters website:

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 reflects cultural values that perpetuate violence against marginalized people, in all its forms.

The CUPE Manitoba Human Rights Committee was again proud to march side-by-side with our sisters and brothers through the streets of Winnipeg.

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 3 young aboriginal women.