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CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg - Bargaining Update #30

September 21, 2022 at 1:23 AM

Since our last update, the Local has received many emails and phone calls regarding picket duty registration and other strike related questions. Many of the answers to the questions you may have about strike related action, can be found here.


For all other inquiries, you can email the Local 500 office at We ask for your patience while we go through the many questions we’ve received. 


Please note that there has been no strike date set as of yet. We are still in talks with the employer in hopes of reaching a fair settlement. 


Right now, we don’t have an offer that we can present to you for acceptance. Your bargaining committee heard you loud and clear with a 93% strike vote, that a fair general wage increase is a priority. Once we have an offer we can recommend to you, there will be another vote. 


In the meantime, we are continuing with our strike preparations. As you can imagine, with a membership our size, it is a huge undertaking. We thank you for your continued support, solidarity and participation.


Reminder! Picket Duty Registration 


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

7:00 am - 8:00 pm




Thursday, September 22, 2022

7:00 am – 7:00 pm 


Fort Garry Curling Club 

696 Archibald St. 


Upon arrival at the registration site, you will proceed to your Unit table where locations and shifts will be listed. Members will have the opportunity to choose their picket location and shift on a first come, first served basis.


Watch for more information


Please 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


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

Dale Edmunds, CUPE National Staff Representative 

Karen Byzuk, Local 500 Staff