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CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg bargaining update #22

July 12, 2022 at 6:16 PM

CUPE 500 MEMBERS DELIVER STRONG STRIKE MANDATE
 
A message from CUPE Local 500 President Gord Delbridge
 
Greetings:
 
Today, CUPE Local 500 members from across City departments voted 93% in favour of a strike mandate. 
 
We had an overwhelming turnout and want to thank our members for the solidarity and support you have shown your bargaining committee with this strong mandate. The results of today’s vote sends a clear message to the City that our members are willing to engage in actions to win a fair and reasonable settlement.
 
Today's strike mandate does not necessarily mean we are going on strike. 
 
Today's strike mandate means that you did not find the City's wage proposal acceptable. 
 
CUPE Local 500 members work tirelessly every single day to provide services to the citizens of Winnipeg. We are proud of the work we do, and we believe the citizens of Winnipeg support fairness for their municipal workforce.
 
Winnipeggers also expect their municipal leadership to treat city workers with respect. 
 
Your bargaining committee will continue to fight for a fair wage increase that respects the work that you do each and every day.
 
It’s time for the City to return to the bargaining table with a revised mandate that meets your priorities.
 
We have bargaining dates scheduled for July 26, 27 and 28.
 
Your bargaining committee would like to again, thank you for your support as we continue to bargain a fair deal for you.
 
To stay informed, members should continue to check for email updates, the bulletin boards or visit the Local 500 website at cupe500.mb.ca.
 
Stronger together!
 
In solidarity, 
  
Gord Delbridge 
President, CUPE Local 500