CUPE, IBEW and several other unions from across the city came together today to join the rally today in protest of the government’s announcement of possible workweek reductions and the possibility of layoffs that would affect many Manitobans including Manitoba Hydro. Hundreds took part in a HONK YOUR HORN tour around the legislative grounds from 12-1 today. NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Liberal Leader Dugald Lamont came out to support the protest.
While no decisions have been made and Manitoba Hydro is still waiting to hear from the government. CUPE hopes that the government heard us and decides against unnecessary cutbacks during this COVID-19 pandemic.
CUPE continues to advocate for full employment and will continue to advocate in the best interests of members to the employer and government.