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Bargaining Update #4 - CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg

April 26, 2021 at 9:22 AM

On April 20 and 21, 2021 negotiations continued between CUPE 500 and the City of Winnipeg.  During these sessions, both parties spent time reviewing and responding to counter proposals.  These proposals are considered non-monetary but are important to addressing and resolving workplace issues. At this time, we have not engaged in any discussions on monetary items. The next bargaining dates are scheduled for May 5 and 6. 

Your bargaining committee also met on April 22 to prepare for our next session with the employer. We are committed to securing a fair collective agreement for the membership and your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.

This round of negotiations has been much different from any previous round.  To bargain as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, bargaining is taking place through virtual meetings.  We are also working on plans to hold virtual membership information meetings and voting.  Stay tuned for more details as more information becomes available.

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We will continue to communicate with you to keep you updated.  Please remember to check your bulletin board or visit the Local 500 website at  You can also sign up for email updates to stay informed about bargaining and other important union information.  It’s also important that we have your correct contact information. Please keep us updated of any changes by contacting the Local 500 office at 204-942-1001 or by email:

Thanks again for your continued support.

The negotiating committee for CUPE Local 500 is:

Gord Delbridge,
President, CUPE Local 500
Carmen Prefontaine, Acting President, Civic Services Unit
Phil Dembicki, Acting 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