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City and CUPE reach understanding – Re: Make-up shifts at Millennium Library - Whiteout Parties

May 15, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Local 500 members working at the Millennium Library who had their hours reduced or shifts cancelled as a result of the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party events, will have an opportunity to make up for their hours lost. 

In order to alleviate the financial impact to the affected employees, the Union and the City have reached an understanding as follows:

  1. The City will assign the affected temporary employees to available shifts to make up for their hour lost during the above closures;
  2. A temporary employee who declines an assignment to vacant shifts to make up for their hours shall forgo any other opportunity for further re-assignment unless the employee has a reasonable ground for refusal acceptable to the City;
  3. Any such assignments are not a violation of the CUPE/City of Winnipeg Collective Agreement;
  4. This understanding is without prejudice or precedent.

“We know that many of our part-time and temporary members are already struggling to put together the hours they rely on just to meet their basic needs,” said Local 500 President.   “We are pleased that both parties were able to work together in the spirit and excitement of this special occasion, to ensure our members do not lose out on the hours they depend on.”

The Local will keep you posted on any other developments on this matter. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about the process to make up shifts, please contact your library supervisor.