Choose the strongest way forward.

Choose the strongest way forward.

With you, for you

With CUPE, your local rep would be a co-worker you’ve known for years. We will be with you in the workplace and working for you at the bargaining table. CUPE staff, specialists, and lawyers are also there for you.

CUPE understands that this vote will be difficult for many workplaces. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out healthcare@cupe.ca We need to get through this process and get back to the important business of bargaining for you and fighting wage freezes and provincial healthcare cuts.

Your CUPE Local
Your CUPE local rep is a co-worker you’ve known for years.

We are working with you in the workplace and working for you at the bargaining table. CUPE understands that this vote will be difficult for many workplaces. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your CUPE local rep.

Your CUPE Local
Your CUPE local rep is a co-worker you’ve known for years.

We are working with you in the workplace and working for you at the bargaining table. CUPE understands that this vote will be difficult for many workplaces. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your CUPE local rep.

Your CUPE Local

What Changed?

Under the legislation, CancerCare Manitoba remained a stand-alone employer and an independent bargaining authority. CUPE represents all employees classified as “facility support” at CancerCare Manitoba, so we thought there would be no representation vote. However, on August 15th, the Manitoba Government introduced legislation to amend Bill 29. We believe it will impact CUPE members at CancerCare Manitoba.

With the proposed amendment, CancerCare will fall under Shared Health. That means CancerCare members will vote as part of Shared Health in the union representation votes, and they will end up with the same contract in facility support as the rest of Shared Health. We believe that CancerCare will remain an independent employer, but it won’t be allowed to operate as an independent bargaining authority.

What Happens Next?

CUPE members at CancerCare will likely be required to take part in a union representation vote to choose which union represents you. Once that union is chosen, a new collective agreement will be negotiated by the winning union, with the winning union’s largest collective agreement being the starting point in negotiations with the employer(s).

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FAQ

No. Your negotiated wage stays the same until bargaining is complete. Future wage negotiations will be held by the winning union.

Your local CUPE rep is still there with you, for you. Please continue to contact them about any issues in the workplace, and they will work with CUPE’s team of experienced labour relations experts to ensure your rights are protected.

No. Your current collective agreement with CUPE stays the same and will continue to be in effect until bargaining is done. However, because of Bill 29, your next agreement will be bargained at a multi-employer table, with the winning union’s largest collective agreement as the starting point. If the winning union is not CUPE, you may lose some of the specific language/benefits we’ve gained over the years for CUPE members at CancerCare Manitoba.

When the time comes, be sure to vote for CUPE as your union, and encourage your co-workers to do the same. The best way to keep the benefits and collective agreement that CancerCare workers have fought for over the years is to Vote CUPE.