CUPE Manitoba Update – COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect our community and our workplaces, rest assured that it has the full attention of CUPE Manitoba.

We are monitoring the situation as it affects our members across all sectors, participating in discussions with employers and government, and we are working hard to ensure that our members’ concerns are at the forefront of our union’s response to the pandemic.

CUPE Manitoba’s first priority will always be the health and safety of our members, and of our community.

We are also working on ensuring members are treated fairly in the workplace, and that your rights are protected.

As you all know, the COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly, and things change day-by-day.

We encourage you to contact your CUPE Local representatives, or the CUPE Regional or Area Office if you have concerns related to your health & safety, or if your rights in the workplace are being violated.

Your CUPE Collective Agreement remains in effect throughout this pandemic.

If you are being asked to do unsafe work, you have the right to refuse.
Contact CUPE right away.

If you have questions related to self-quarantine, your personal health, or about COVID-19 we encourage you to rely on official sources only.

Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/being-prepared.html
Government of Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/
Shared Health (including resources for health care staff): https://sharedhealthmb.ca/health-providers/coronavirus-resources/

Additionally, CUPE Manitoba has postponed our upcoming convention in April.

We want to thank all CUPE members for the important work you do in serving our community. This is an extremely difficult time, and we are all doing what we can to keep our communities and workplaces safe. Stay tuned for more updates.

Your CUPE team


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