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CUPE Local 500 mourns member killed on the job

May 23, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Following the news of the death of a City of Winnipeg employee and CUPE member, Local 500 President Gord Delbridge, issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of one of our members. On behalf of CUPE, our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers. We reach out in sympathy to each of them and share in their grief over this tragedy. 

Our members come to work every day and expect to come home at the end of their shift. Tragedies like this shouldn’t happen. 

CUPE will be working with the City to ensure our members have access to EAP and grief counselling particularly for the co-workers who may have been there when the incident unfolded.  Our immediate concern is their well-being and we want to do all we can to support them during this difficult time.

Anytime a worker doesn’t make it home at the end of the day, it’s a grim reminder of the work we still have to do to protect our members and all workers.”

CUPE Local 500 represents about 4,600 workers at the City of Winnipeg.  Since 1978, Local 500 has lost fifteen members to a workplace accident or illness.