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CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg - Bargaining Update #37 Strike is on pause – tentative agreement reached pending EPC approval

October 10, 2022 at 5:43 PM

Conciliation talks between CUPE 500 and the City of Winnipeg continued on Monday, October 10. As a result of these discussions, a tentative agreement has been reached, pending approval by the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) of Council.

This approval process by EPC is expected to happen over the next few days and therefore strike action is on pause. 

“Both parties worked hard over the weekend with the help of the conciliator to get this deal done, and put a pause on strike action,” said CUPE 500 President Gord Delbridge. “Ultimately, it will be up to the membership to decide if the offer is acceptable.”  

The Local's Negotiating Committee will not be releasing any details of the proposed settlement until our members have had an opportunity toreview the offer in its entirety and vote on it. 


All CUPE Local 500 members working at the City of Winnipeg are eligible to attend the information meetings and vote on the tentative settlement. During the meetings, the Union's Negotiating Committee will explain the City's tentative settlement offer in its entirety and answer your questions.

Details of the date, time and location of the membership meetings and membership vote will be mailed to each member directly as soon as details are finalized. 


Please keep checking your email, our social media pages, and for current information. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email us at

We would like to thank the members for your continued support during this round of bargaining. You stood strong and gave us the power to change the course of these negotiations.

 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