Manitoba Hydro Cupe Collective Agreement

“In this case, it is economic development if we come back from the pandemic and guarantee its reliability, and we will continue to do so, even with the unfortunate 202 layoffs because we have not reached an agreement with the unions,” she said on Thursday. So far, the government has not been able to say which public services they consider negligible. At the same time, the government has also made it clear that it will make decisions on this matter very soon. The government has already requested cost-cutting options until Tuesday, April 21. The provincial government has new powers under emergency legislation and could issue injunctions to demand downsizing. CUPE is calling on the provincial government to respect our collective agreements. The agreement includes wage deductions and a language that dismisses until March 31, 2021, the end of the current fiscal year. The union, which represents office and technical support staff at Manitoba Hydro, has joined forces with crown Corporation for a reduced work week, it said in a statement Friday. Bruce Owen – Media Manager 204-360-3651 cell. 204-794-8270 bowen@hydro.mb.ca You have also committed to repatriating laws prohibiting project work agreements if they win re-election. We know that PDOs provide high quality and good wages that support local jobs. These agreements have been used in major infrastructure projects since the 1960s and continue to provide great value to Manitobans.

But Brian Pallister and his government refuse to let the facts of their ideological agenda stand in the way. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. Victor Diduch, current president of Unifor Local 681, added: “We have already been reduced to the bone – Hydro`s annual labour costs have been falling for the past four years. To meet Pallister`s demands to reduce costs, we enter the danger zone. It makes no sense to hammer workers — all it does is compromise our water and gas utilities, and take money from families trying to get through this crisis. Pallister is clinging to an austerity program during the pandemic, contrary to all evidence. Association of Manitoba Hydro Staff and Supervisory Employees (AMHSSE) Terry Dunlop, President 204-981-4505 tdunlop@hydro.mb.ca If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. . . .

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