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CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg - Bargaining Update #32

September 29, 2022 at 7:28 PM

Since our last update, your bargaining committee is still in active discussions with the conciliator in an effort to reach an agreement with the employer. 


Your bargaining committee is committed to keeping you updated as events unfold. As always, we will advise you when a tentative agreement has been achieved or the two parties have reached an impasse.


We know and appreciate that members have been extremely patient over the past eighteen months of negotiations. Our main goal remains to get the best deal possible that is both fair and respectful to you, our members. 

We will have another update for you next week. In the meantime, we will be continuing with our strike preparations.


if you have not signed up for picket duty, you can contact the strike committee by email at: or you can visit the strike headquarters at 1500 Portage Avenue, Monday – Friday, between 9:30 am – 3:00 pm to register. 


Members who still need to complete their strike pay form can do this online or you can contact the strike headquarters to receive a hard copy of the application. 


The contact number for the Strike Headquarters is 204-221-6531.


Watch for more information


Please continue to keep an eye on your home email or workplace bulletin board for further updates. You can also access all of our bargaining updates on our social media sites or the Local 500 website at 


It is also important that we have your most recent contact information, including cell phone number and personal email. We do not use work contact information to reach you for union business. You can access all member forms here.




As a reminder, please avoid listening to rumours. Do not believe anything you hear unless it comes from the Union. If you have questions, contact the Local 500 office directly to get the facts. 


You can also reach out to the bargaining committee by emailing us at if you have any questions or concerns


Once again, thank you for your patience and support.


Stronger together! 


In solidarity, 


Your Bargaining 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/Local 500 SAO

Madelaine Dwyer, President, Water and Waste Unit

Rebecca Scott, Member at Large/Local 500 SAO

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 Staff