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Member Update: Health Care Bargaining

October 23, 2020 at 4:19 PM

We have a date to start bargaining! On December 16, 2020, the Bargaining Committee will meet with the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) representatives to begin bargaining.

The Bargaining Committee has met and reviewed the results of the survey. We know this round of bargaining will not be easy, but you can count on CUPE to fight hard for you.


CUPE and other unions, through the Manitoba Federation of Labour, fought the Pallister government’s wage freeze legislation in court, and we won. Now the government is trying to appeal that decision, and that may take some time. While we are confident we can finally stop Pallister’s wage freeze bill, we have pushed the Employer to meet with us to start bargaining now.


Please make sure we have your most recent contact information, including cell phone number and personal email. We will primarily be communicating electronically so please ensure your Local has your personal email address. We do not use work contact information to reach you for union business.

Contact your CUPE Local:

  • -  WRHA & Shared Health: CUPE 204 President Debbie Boissonneault at 204-775-2873,,, or Facebook @cupe204 @Debbie204pres

  • -  Riverview Health Centre: CUPE 500 President Limson Mestito at

  • -  Southern Health-Santé Sud: CUPE 4270 President Darrin Cook at

  • -  Northern Regional Health Authority: CUPE 8600 President Christine Lussier at , or Facebook @CUPE Local 8600

    Shannon McAteer, CUPE Health Care Coordinator, may be reached by phone at 204-942-0343.

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