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CUPE Local 500/City of Winnipeg – Bargaining Update #45 City Council Ratifies Agreement

December 15, 2022 at 4:32 PM

Today, City Council ratified the memorandum of agreement between CUPE Local 500 and the City of Winnipeg.
Term of Agreement
The term of the agreement is from March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2025.
When will the new collective agreement be available?
Now that the memorandum of agreement has been approved, we will begin the process of incorporating the changes into the new agreement. Once the agreement is finalized, the Local will post it to the website at
When will we receive the signing bonus, new pay rates and retro pay?
The target dates provided by the employer are as follows:
  • Signing bonus last pay period (PP) of 2022 Expected to be paid PP 26, December 30, 2022
  • Move to new rates new rates should be in the system by mid-January and show up on pay-cheques dated January 27, 2023, hourly paid employees will see the new rates on their February 10, 2023 pay-cheque
  • Retro pay date 2-3 months after current pay rates implemented 2 – 3 months after January 27, 2023
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CUPE 500 office at or 204-942-1001. 
In solidarity, 
Your Negotiating 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