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The City/WAPSO Professional Development Fund Committee is happy to announce that applications can now be made for reimbursement of educational opportunities with registration payments occurring between January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. Read more >>>

WAPSO MEMBERS,

I am pleased to welcome Keith Bellamy to the position of Executive Director at WAPSO.


 

WAPSO – IFPTE Local 162
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Noon
Thursday November 8, 2018
Meeting Room
United Way
580 Main St
Winnipeg
(Agenda to follow)

As a light lunch will be served, please RSVP here by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday October 31, 2018
 

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 Canada’s Labour Leaders Urge Premiers to Collaborate on a National Universal Pharmacare Plan Read more >>>

WAPSO members,

We are aware of the conduct at the Standing Policy Committee meeting on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works on October 31, 2017 and its consequences. 

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 WAPSO members,

The Arbitrator has provided a decision on the policy grievance filed by WAPSO regarding Schedule J.

Please find the full decision here.

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The Interest Arbitration Board has provided the award for the new WAPSO Collective Agreement.

INFORMATION SESSIONS WILL BE HELD:

Planning, Property and Development
July 19, 2017
12pm-12:25pm
12:35pm-1pm
65 Garry Street - 4th Floor Boardroom

Corporate Services
July 25, 2017
12pm-12:25pm
12:35pm-1pm
180 King Street – 4th Floor, Emerald Room

Water & Waste / Public Works
July 26, 2017
12pm-12:25pm
12:35pm-1pm
1155 Pacific Avenue - Training Rooms A, B, C

Transit
July 27, 2017
12pm-12:25pm
12:35pm-1pm
421 Osborne Street, 2nd Floor Boardroom

WAPSO IFPTE Local 162 President Michael Robinson speaking at the Day of Mourning ceremony at City Hall on April 28, 2017.

For more pictures from the Day of Mourning ceremony, please see WAPSO's Flickr page.

April 20, 2017

For the information of WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 members who use their own vehicle at work and claim mileage, please be advised that the Canada Revenue Agency automobile allowance rates for 2017 are 54 cents per km for the first 5,000 km and 48 cents after that.

Please visit the CRA website for more detailed information at:

www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/pyrll/bnfts/tmbl/llwnc/rts-eng.html

 

WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 President Michael Robinson, joined by Dave Sauer of the IFPTE Canadian Council, lead a delegation of WAPSO members in support of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505's "One Life Is Too Many" Rally at City Hall on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

On Monday, January 30th, 2017 WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 President Michael Robinson, 1st Vice President Richard Mahe and Executive Director Dee Gillies met with City of Winnipeg Chief Administrative Officer Doug McNeil at City Hall.

A productive discussion took place on a number of workplace issues that are of interest to WAPSO members. We agreed to keep the lines of communication open in the coming year.

There is an interesting article that recently appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) website that WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 would like to share with its members as information.

The BBC article reports that government of French President Francois Hollande is proposing "right to disconnect" labour legislation that is aimed at improving work-life balance and reducing stress and "burn-out" risk caused by the digital "electronic leash" of e-mails that keeps employees tied to their work long after the office is closed.

Please click on the link below to read the article on the BBC website.

www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36249647

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