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CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg – Bargaining Update #25

August 20, 2022 at 7:27 PM

We are writing to provide you with a quick update on contract negotiations between Local 500 and the City of Winnipeg. 

You may recall that our previous update indicated that we had no further meetings scheduled until the City’s bargaining committee was able to seek a new wage mandate from the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) of Council. 

Your bargaining committee is able to confirm that conciliation talks will continue on August 23, 24 & 25.  We are advised that the employer will have a revised wage package to present.

Our main goal is to conclude a fair collective agreement without a labour disruption, and we remain focused on achieving this goal.

However, as we have said previously, while we are hoping for the best, we must also continue to be fully prepared for the possibility of job action in the near future.

As always, we will let you know of any new developments and provide you with additional information as it becomes available – stay tuned.

Strike preparations continue

The Local 500 Strike Committee has been busy with strike preparations.  They are working hard to make sure that everything possible is being done to assist our members should the union initiate job action.

If you signed up to be a picket captain, please watch your email for upcoming training dates.  

Again, we remain optimistic that through the conciliation process, we can achieve a collective agreement and avoid strike action.

Watch for more information

Please keep an eye on your home email or workplace bulletin board for further updates. A reminder that you can access all of our bargaining updates on our website at

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

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 

Elizabeth Wheeler, CUPE National Staff Representative

Karen Byzuk, Local 500 Staff

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