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CUPE Local 5021 represents close to 250 members from HO Campus, Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Casino, Morris and Brandon Offices.


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MBLL Collective Bargaining Progress Page: mbll.ca/bargaining 

Update – March 1st, 2024

RETIREES or VOLUNTARILY TERMINATED EMPLOYEES
BETWEEN DATES <Oct 1st, 2021 to Feb 19, 2024>

If applicable, retroactive wages shall be made payable following the date of ratification of the Agreement to those former employees who have voluntarily terminated their employment and/or retired following the date the change in the hourly rate should have taken place (the effective date) but prior to implementation of the new hourly rate.

Individuals must, within sixty (60) days of ratification, i.e. Feb 19, 2024 send an email to MBLL Human Resources HO-HRLABOURRELATIONS@mbll.ca with their request in writing indicating their

– Full Name / Current address
– Phone number
– Former position
– Employee number
– Last date of Employment
– and provide banking details (if any changes)

Update – Feb 19, 2024 – Results of Ratification Vote 

Your bargaining team is happy to announce that the Tentative Agreement presented on Thursday Feb 15, 2024 has been APPROVED and RATIFIED  by the membership.

Turnout: 194 (85.1%) of 228 electors voted in this ballot.

174 (89.7%) Members Voted to Accept and Ratify the Offer
20 (10.3%) Members Voted to Reject the Offer

Official Results Certificate

The details of the next steps, including the retro pay and the finalizing of the new agreement will follow.

We would like to thank the membership for their participation and support in this process.

Update – February 14, 2024

Zoom Meeting Invitation has been sent to your registered email address.

Please check your mailbox for email from CUPE 5021. If you don’t see it in the Inbox, please check spam/junk folder.

Online Zoom Meeting is scheduled for Thursday Feb 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm.

Please give yourself 5-10min extra prior to the meeting to download Zoom Client and get yourself setup.

You may also join the meeting by using the telephone with numbers listed in the email.

During the meeting, we will provide an overview of the proposed Bargaining Contract between MBLL & Local 5021, followed by a Q&A session to address any concerns or inquiries you may have.

Online Voting to accept or reject the proposal will take from Friday Feb 16 – Sunday Feb 18, 2024.

Update – February 12, 2024

We would like to inform you that we have reached a tentative agreement with MBLL, and as such, we are planning an information meeting to discuss the details of the agreement.

Here are the details of the meeting:

  • Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Platform: Zoom

During the meeting, we will provide an overview of the agreement, followed by a Q&A session to address any concerns or inquiries you may have. Please note that voting on the agreement will take place the following week over a two-day period. More information on the voting process will be provided at the meeting.

You will receive a Zoom link for the meeting via email in the next couple of days. In the meantime, we kindly ask you to inform your colleagues about the meeting and encourage them to register or update their email addresses to ensure they receive the necessary information. Click here or the email button above to provide us your personal email

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we look forward to your participation in the information meeting.

Update – February 6, 2024

We are pleased to announce that a tentative deal has been reached with MBLL and our CUPE local 5021. Your bargaining committee is bringing this agreement to you with their full recommendation.

A ZOOM meeting will be booked soon and we are hoping to schedule it for early next week to provide our members with the details of the agreement. It is essential that all members participate in voting of this agreement.

An email will be sent with instructions to everyone for the online ZOOM meeting in the coming days. Keep monitoring the website, we will be posting more information as it becomes available.

We thank you for your patience and commitment during these negotiations.

If you have not already done so, we encourage all members register their personal email (non-MBLL) address with us.

Click here or the email button above to provide us your personal email

In solidarity,

CUPE Executives

CUPE Local 5021

Update – January 30, 2024

The bargaining committee has continued meeting with the employer and significant progress has been made on achieving a fair and favourable collective agreement for our members.

We thank all of our members for their patience and understanding during this lengthy and difficult process.

The bargaining committee is confident that a tentative deal may be reached soon and we can bring this agreement to the members for voting. As soon as we have a tentative agreement in place, a general meeting will be booked to inform our members of the details within it and the process for voting to accept, which is an essential step in ensuring transparency and democratic participation from all members.

The next bargaining date is on February 6th and hopefully this will be the last meeting required to finalize the agreement.

Thank you for your commitment and resilience in these challenging times. Together, we will work towards a positive outcome for all CUPE members at MBLL.

In solidarity,

CUPE Executives

CUPE Local 5021

Update – January 18, 2024

The bargaining committee and MBLL have met again on January 16th 2024.
Negotiations are continuing and progress is being made.
Our next bargaining meetings are occurring on January 23rd and 24th.
Our CUPE Local 5021 president will be meeting with the CUPE Manitoba president next week to inform and consult with her regarding our current bargaining situation and ongoing challenges.
We thank all of those who have signed up for the Strike committee, and we are still looking for a few more.

 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process and will continue to keep you updated on any developments as they unfold. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for your commitment and resilience in these challenging times. Together, we will work towards a positive outcome for all CUPE members at MBLL.

In solidarity,

CUPE Executives

CUPE Local 5021

 

Update – December 18, 2023

CUPE was notified that the employer was not ready to provide an offer for the scheduled December 11th meeting. Due to the upcoming holidays and availability of the employer and conciliator, new bargaining dates have been set for January 23rd & 24th of 2024.

As we all know, Unifor has committed to a strike date of Dec. 23rd, if they do not have an agreement in place by that date. It is quite obvious that the employer is prioritizing the bargaining with Unifor over any discussions with CUPE.

The bargaining committee feels it is time to start preparing for possible job action in the future. It takes a lot of work and coordination to partake in job action and this is why we are now calling for volunteers for a strike committee. These people will be organizing and coordinating  all of the administrative tasks related to members being on strike. Training sessions for all strike committee members will be provided by CUPE. Please sign up on the link below if you would like to volunteer and assist in this process.

Volunteer for Strike Committee

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process and will continue to keep you updated on any developments as they unfold. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for your commitment and resilience in these challenging times. Together, we will work towards a positive outcome for all CUPE members at MBLL.

In solidarity,

CUPE Executives

CUPE Local 5021

 

Update – December 4, 2023

CUPE has again met with the conciliator regarding bargaining.  Unfortunately, MBLL is still waiting to meet with the government for their mandate. A December 11th date has been set for the next meeting. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process and will continue to keep you updated on any developments as they unfold. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for your commitment and resilience in these challenging times. Together, we will work towards a positive outcome for all CUPE members at MBLL.

In solidarity,

CUPE Executives

CUPE Local 5021

 

Update – October 20, 2023

Dear CUPE members,

CUPE has received official notice from MBLL that the previously scheduled bargaining dates at the end of October will be postponed. The reason for this delay is that the company’s senior leadership is in the process of arranging a meeting with the new Manitoba NDP government to receive its fresh mandate and direction for MBLL. Given the significance of this meeting, it may take a few weeks to coordinate all the necessary details.

In light of these circumstances, we have rescheduled the next bargaining dates to be on December 4th, 5th, and 11th. While we understand that this delay may be frustrating, we want to emphasize that CUPE fully supports the engagement between the new NDP government and MBLL’s management.

We are pleased that a government that values and uplifts workers now leads Manitoba, and we are hopeful that this new government will encourage MBLL’s management to resolve the ongoing uncertainty our members have been facing. Our objective remains clear: to secure a fair and reasonable contract that ensures the well-being of our dedicated members.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process and will continue to keep you updated on any developments as they unfold. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for your commitment and resilience in these challenging times. Together, we will work towards a positive outcome for all CUPE members at MBLL.

In solidarity,

CUPE Executives

CUPE Local 5021

 

Update – September 18, 2023 

  • The bargaining committee has met with the company and the conciliator again today.
  • There has been some movement by the company, but negotiations are continuing.
  • The union will take the company’s latest offer and review it closely and respond with an updated proposal.
  • Future bargaining dates will be held in late October and early November due to schedule availability.
  • The CUPE bargaining committee is continuing to fight for a fair and reasonable contract with MBLL

Update – September 7, 2023 

  • On September 6th, a bargaining meeting was held with MBLL and also in attendance was a mutually agreed upon conciliator.
  • While the union was expecting to receive the company’s latest counter-offer, their offer was not yet ready to be proposed.
  • The time was spent validating what had already been agreed upon and clarifying any discrepancies.
  • The company will be reviewing all of the monetary and non-monetary proposals made by the union and has agreed to present their latest offer and respond to all of the proposals at the next meeting on September 18th.
  • The CUPE bargaining committee is continuing to fight for a fair and reasonable contract with MBLL

 

Update – Aug 1, 2023 

  • Bargaining between CUPE and MBLL resumed Monday July 31, 2023.
    CUPE submitted an updated proposal to the Company (MBLL)
  • The company has taken the proposal away to review and evaluate and will provide an answer to it at our next scheduled meeting which is scheduled on September 6th
  • The CUPE bargaining committee is continuing to fight for a fair and reasonable contract with MBLL

Update – July 17, 2023 – MGEU One Day Strike

You may be aware that MGEU GOLICO, the union representing employees in Manitoba Liquor Sales / Services and some Corporate Office employees, will be going on a One-Day Province-wide strike action as of 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

• If you DO NOT feel comfortable crossing the picket line for attending your workplace, we encourage you to take a day off using DLT or Vacation if deemed necessary
• If you are able to work remotely from home, then please do so
• Please coordinate this with your respective superior and notify them of your intentions

As communicated through MBLL’s Corporate Communication Memo, employees who intended to work at Buffalo Place, King Edward, or Grant Park, on July 19 should work remotely (e.g. from home) if possible, to avoid disruption. Discuss your plans with your leader.

Update – July 9, 2023 – Strike Mandate Results

87.5% have voted YES to give the Bargaining Committee the Strike Mandate.

MBLL Management will be informed of the result and that we’re willing to return to the Bargaining Table

Update – July 5, 2023 

Strike Mandate Voting Poll is now OPEN. Please check your registered email. 

Deadline Saturday July 8, 2023 – Midnight

Update – Jun 30, 2023 – Strike Mandate Voting 

  • On July 5th, you will be receiving a Personalized Electronic Voting Ballot from CUPE 5021 <vote@simplyvoting.com> to Vote on CUPE Local 5021 Strike Mandate. If you DO NOT see this email, please check your junk/spam folder.
  • Only those whom have registered their emails with us by Jun 30th will receive a ballot to Vote.
  • Voting will occur from Wednesday July 5th, 2023 to Saturday July 8th, 2023 (Inclusive).
  • Simply click on the link within the email and Vote YES or NO for a Strike Mandate.
  • Bargaining committee is strongly suggesting to vote YES.

Update – Jun 21, 2023

Mailout Sent to Member’s home – Click here to View

Click here or the email button above to provide us your personal email

If you have not received an email from CUPE 5021 in past 6mth,  please send us your personal email via the link provided above to be on the mailing list and receive personalized Strike Mandate ballot for voting 

Bargaining Update – Jun 14, 2023

CUPE Local 5021 Special Bargaining Updates Meeting
Monday, June 19th, 2023
Deer Lodge Community Center, 323 Bruce Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM (dinner/refreshments will be served)

Dinner will be served at 6:00pm followed by the meeting. Please give the committee time to prepare if you arrive early.
 
If you have any dietary needs, please email cupe5021@gmail.com by Saturday Jun 17th. 

This is a Special Membership Meeting to Provide an Update by Bargaining Committee Members

Information about MBLL’s Proposal will be presented
Strike Mandate Information
Voting deferred to another day post the meeting on Jun 19th
Voting will be done electronically by registered email (information will be provided by email)
We invite all CUPE local 5021 members to make an effort to attend this meeting
Information related to voting will be mailed out

Click here to provide us your personal email / contact info

Bargaining Update – May 29, 2023

General Membership Meeting is scheduled on
Monday June 19th, 2023, at Deer Lodge Community Center, 323 Bruce Ave
Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM (dinner/refreshments will be served). Details to follow.

  • As Previously communicated, we have secured two bargaining dates with MBLL, June 6th and 7th, 2023.
  • We’re expecting a proposal from the Employer
  • Regardless of the outcome, we will be presenting results to Members in the upcoming meeting on June 19th.
  • We invite all CUPE local 5021 members to make an effort to join us. It affects all of us.
  • Your input will be crucial to Accept or Reject the MBLL’s proposal.

To serve you better we encourage all members register their personal email (non-MBLL) address with us. MBLL Email addresses will be removed from our file.

Click here for QA_5021_MBLL_Voting_for_a_Strike_Mandate

Click here to provide us your personal email / contact info

Bargaining Update – May 09, 2023

  • We have finally managed to secure two bargaining dates with MBLL (June 6th and 7th), due to scheduling conflicts with other bargaining units
  • General Membership Matting will be scheduled soon after we have an offer from the employer, regardless of the offer
  • Be sure to keep checking https://5021.cupe.ca site for updates
  • Emails will be sent out to all registered emails with new GMM details

Bargaining Update – April 20, 2023

  • As of today we have no updates from MBLL
  • We will be holding a General Membership Meeting, in the near future. We will keep you posted.
  • Topic of the meeting will be to discuss a Strike Mandate
  • Strike vote percentage is based on votes we receive during this meeting, so attendance will be important
  • Bargaining is our first priority and Local’s Executive Elections will be deferred till after Bargaining has been completed
  • Please see the link below for QA on Voting for a Strike mandate

Click here for QA_5021_MBLL_Voting_for_a_Strike_Mandate

Click here to provide us your personal email / contact info

Update – Feb 28, 2023 – New National Union Rep

Brother Stephen has been assigned to our Local to take over from Elizabeth. His contact info is as per below.

Br. Stephen Terichow-Parrott
National Servicing Representative
Manitoba Regional Office, CUPE
703-275 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6
Email: sparrott@cupe.ca
General Office: (204) 942-0343 / Toll free: 1-800-552-2873

Update – January 30th, 2023

After many failed attempts to contact our national representative, we have found out that Elizabeth is no longer working with CUPE.

We have requested a new CUPE rep. be assigned to us as soon as possible as we are in the midst of our negotiations and executive elections.

For the time being everything is on hold until we get a new permanent CUPE representative assigned to us.

We are still waiting for MBLL to reply to our proposals. There have been no communications thus far from management on the contract negotiations.

Update – December 05th, 2022

Upcoming General Membership Meeting

@ Deer Lodge Community Center
323 Bruce Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Monday December 19th, 2022
Time 6pm to 8pm

Click here for map of the venue

Dinner will be served and then meeting will begin. Please arrive on time. RSVP is very important. Please take a moment to fill out.

Click here to RSVP

 

A few important details:
• There is plenty of Parking on the side of the community center
• Masks are not mandatory
• You’re welcome to bring your own mask or one will be made available should you chose to wear one
• If you’re not feeling well, we encourage you to stay home for the well-being of others

Please refer to the poster for Agenda

 

 

 

 

Update – November 02, 2022

Negotiation is Continuing…

CUPE local 5021 is still in negotiations with the employer. We have had some challenges; we have also recommended some options to the employer. We remain confident that MBLL will be amiable to at least some of the options we’ve recommended to them.

We are waiting for response from the employer on our recommended options. We have been informed that it may take some time as there are other negotiations going on with other unions in the company.

We are unable to share any details at this time, due to contract not been signed. We remain steadfast in getting our local an optimum CA.

 

Update: Sept 02, 2022

Negotiation is Continuing…
– Bargaining Committee is meeting MBLL management the week of Sept 12, 2022
– Please check under Bargaining Page (tab) for bargaining related updates

General Membership Meeting…
– In Person GMM is being planning early October 2022
– Time and Location TBD
– Members will be notified by email and details will be posted on this page
Please submit your personal email/contact info here

As of June 2022, we have a New CUPE National Servicing Representative…

Elizabeth Wheeler (She/Her)
National Servicing Representative
Manitoba Regional Office
Canadian Union of Public Employees
703-275 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6
Teams: (431) 489-0945 Email: ewheeler@cupe.ca
General Office: (204) 942-0343 / Toll free: 1-800-552-2873

Update: April 15, 2022

Bargaining Update – Please see the Bargaining page for details!

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