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Bargaining Update #8 - CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg

July 16, 2021 at 8:40 PM

CUPE Local 500 and the City of Winnipeg have completed five more days of bargaining on July 6, 7, 8, 14 & 15.

While we didn’t make as much progress as we had expected during these sessions, we did advance closer to completing our discussions on non-monetary items.

One of the reasons why non-monetary items can take a lot of time to negotiate, is that the two parties must not only discuss many complex language issues, but every time we exchange counter proposals, even a slight change in words can have a significant impact on how the clause actually works. It is not unusual for proposals to go back and forth between the parties many times until a mutual agreement is made on the language.

Your bargaining committee wants to take the necessary time needed to negotiate a fair collective agreement for our members.

The two parties are in the process of scheduling the next bargaining session.  We will keep you posted on any future meeting dates once they are confirmed. 

Watch for more information

As always, the Local will continue to provide updates as we work toward a tentative settlement.

By now, you have probably heard many rumours about what’s happening in this round of bargaining.  Please ignore these rumours and keep informed by reading the bulletin updates. If you have a concern or question, contact us at 204-942-1001 or send us an email at  Remember, if you have personal email access, you can also sign up to receive email updates by clicking here

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this process.

Your Negotiating Committee

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