City's largest union to vote on strike mandate
5,070 City of Winnipeg employees have been without contract since Dec. 24
Members of the City of Winnipeg's largest union are meeting next week to discuss and vote on a settlement offer.
A rejection of the city's latest compensation and benefits offer would give the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500 a strike mandate, said president Gord Delbridge.
A letter to members of CUPE Local 500 sent Friday said the union will be meeting Tuesday, June 6, to learn about the city's latest offer. On Wedndesday, June 7, they will vote on it.
No details are yet available about what's contained in the city's latest offer to CUPE 500 members.
The letter warned members not to listen to "rumours" about what is contained in the city's latest offer but instead wait until the meetings to learn about details.
Earlier in May, the labour union hinted that members were heading closer to a potential labour action, including a strike.
CUPE 500 represents 5,070 City of Winnipeg employees who have been without a contract since Dec. 24.
The members work in nearly all city departments and include maintenance workers, electricians and recreation centre employees.
with files from Bartley Kives