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Bargaining Update #10 - CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg

October 29, 2021 at 2:29 PM

CUPE Local 500 and the City of Winnipeg continued bargaining October 12 – 14 and October 26 – 28. 
During these sessions, the parties were able to agree to more language changes to articles in our collective agreement. We have also continued to exchange counter proposals on outstanding non-monetary issues. 
The two sides will return to the virtual bargaining table on November 9 & 10. 
Your bargaining committee remains committed to negotiating a fair agreement that addresses our members’ priorities.  The top priorities in this round of negotiations are: 
  1. Wages 
  2. Job Security/Contracting Out
  3. Benefit Improvements 
  4. Sick/Vacation Days 
Why isn’t more information available?
As we’ve said before, we must bargain in good faith and respect the confidentiality of the bargaining process. This allows us to have fair and open negotiations with the employer. Please remember that once we have reached a tentative agreement or an impasse, we will provide the membership with a full report at that time.
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Thank you for your continued patience and support during this process.
In solidarity, 
Your Negotiating Committee 
Gord Delbridge, President, CUPE Local 500 
Carmen Prefontaine, President, Civic Services Unit
Phil Dembicki, President, Community Services Unit
Nicholas McClurg, President, Public Works Unit
Madelaine Dwyer, President, Water and Waste Unit
Rebecca Scott, Member at Large
Jon Shalapata, Member at Large 
Alex McClurg, CUPE National Staff Representative 
Kevin Carswell, CUPE National Staff Representative 
Dale Edmunds, CUPE National Staff Representative 
Karen Byzuk, Local 500 Special Assignments Officer