CUPE Local 500 > News/Media > Local News > CUPE 500 LAUNCHING NEXT PHASE OF "NO CUTS" CAMPAIGN


January 09, 2020 at 12:34 PM

In our continuing efforts to highlight the city's proposed massive budget cuts to programs, services and staffing, the Local is launching the next phase of our "No Cuts" campaign.   

As part of the city's four-year budget process, civic departments have proposed reductions in sewer and water infrastructure maintenance, cuts to important Information Technology tools, contracting out of translation services, street lighting, and cuts to dozens of jobs.  Proposals also includethe closure of public arenas, pools, recreation facilities, libraries, and recreation programming. 

You can click here to view a list of the cuts and closures that are being considered by City Councillors.   
Since our initial campaign launch, you may have heard our radio ad and noticed some of our billboard ads across the city. Our campaign team has also been busy our in the community sharing information and collecting signatures on petitions to support our actions. We'll be launching more billboard and social media ads over the next few weeks.

The Local has also set up a campaign website: where you can take an active role in supporting the campaign.  

There are many ways to take action.


Sign the Petition against cuts and closures to pools, libraries, arenas, and recreation facilities and share the petition with your friends, family and co-workers.    

  • Help us get physical petitions signed in your neighbourhood, business, or community group;
  • Help organize a public protest at City Hall. 
Contact us here to get involved!   
Watch for more information 
Please continue to watch for further updates and calls for action on our fight back campaign as we move through the budget process.       

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Local 500 office at 204-942-1001 or by email: