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

1. The new collective agreement will be for a term of 4 years and 2 ½ months, ending on December 31, 2019

2. Wage increases of:
     a. 2.2% effective October 31, 2015;
     b. 2% effective October 31, 2016;
     c. 2% effective December 24, 2017;
     d. 1% effective December 23, 2018;
     e. 1% effective June 23, 2019

3. Current employees are entitled to retroactive pay, payable as of the pay period following date that the new agreement comes into effect. Former employees or their estates are entitled to retroactive pay adjustments subject to submitting applications for retroactive pay in writing by December 31, 2017

4. The request by WAPSO to impose changes to the overtime provisions is denied

5. Standby rates in Article 32 are increased to $50.00 and $100.00 from $45.00 and $90.00 for weekday and weekend shifts, respectively

6. The request by the City to impose changes to the provisions concerning Sick Leave and LTD is denied

7. Schedule J is removed from the collective agreement

In addition, there are a number of negotiated changes to the Agreement which will be discussed at the Information Sessions.

 

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

The Equity and Social Justice Committee are collecting gently used dress clothing for men and women. These items will be donated to programs that help men and women gain employment skills. Items can be dropped off at Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm:

Winnipeg Labour Council Office
504-275 Broadway (please call (204) 942-0522 prior to drop off)

Or:

WAPSO IFPTE Local 162 Office
2705-83 Garry Street 

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.

The interest arbitration concluded on April 25, 2017 after two days of hearing.

We expect a decision from the arbitration panel within 90 days.

Reminder:

Interest Arbitration is set for Monday, April 24th to Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 9:30 AM.

The arbitration will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel – Club Room (lower level).

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.

Winnipeg walk for Human Rights lead by Mayor Bowman. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12 noon starting in the plaza area between the Forks Market Building and the Johnson Terminal Building.

 

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.

Please be advised that your 2016-2017 WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 Board Members, elected at our November 7, 2016 Annual General Meeting, are as follows:

Executive:
President - Michael Robinson, City of Winnipeg - Planning, Property & Development
1st Vice-President - Richard Mahe, City of Winnipeg - Planning, Property & Development
2nd Vice-President - Vacant
Secretary-Treasurer - Angela Smith, City of Winnipeg - Water & Waste

Directors-at-large:
Tara Martin, Riverview Health Centre
Donna Jacobs, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Rochelle Viray, City of Winnipeg - City Clerks
Gary Swanson, City of Winnipeg - Community Services
Andres Villafana, City of Winnipeg - Corporate Services
Daren Wolfe, City of Winnipeg - Fleet Management Agency
Adam Cunliffe, City of Winnipeg - Parking Authority
Pamela Langstaff, City of Winnipeg - Planning, Property & Development
Bonnie Konzelman, City of Winnipeg - Public Works
Derek Terperto, City of Winnipeg - Public Works
Chad McKenzie, City of Winnipeg - Transit
Alex Regiec, City of Winnipeg - Transit
Tim Homes, City of Winnipeg - Water & Waste

The Negotiating Committee is holding meetings to provide an update on the status of our collective bargaining on the following dates:

Wednesday October 12, 2016

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Sign-up Room, 421 Osborne St

12:30 pm – 1:15 p-pm Sign- up Room, 421 Osborne St

Thursday October 13, 2016

11:30 am – 12:15 pm WAPSO Boardroom, 2705-83 Garry St

12:30 pm – 1:15 p-pm WAPSO Boardroom, 2705-83 Garry St

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Meeting Room, United Way, 580 Main St 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

11:30 am - 12:15 pm (1155 Pacific on-board charter bus)

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (1155 Pacific on-board charter bus)

The Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers IFPTE Local 162 is pleased to announce that we've hired Alyssa Hung as our new Labour Relations Officer.

Alyssa will be in the office from Monday to Friday, and you can reach her by calling direct at (204) 925-4126 or via e-mail at ahung@wapso.ca.

WAPSO would also like to express a sincere "thank you" Maria Jordan for her excellent and dedicated service to our members. Maria and her family are moving to Ontario, and we wish them all the best in their new endeavour.
 

September 2, 2016

Labour Day brings many thoughts to mind.

Labour Day marks the end of the summer months. While those of us with kids have already seen the start of another school year, the Labour Day weekend signals the last deep breath before our families plunge back into the swing of a new school year. It kick-starts the season when footballs are flying, and leaves are falling, and (God forbid) we need to dig though our closets for our jackets and sweatshirts. For Americans, and interested Canadians (who are all VERY interested this year), Labour Day also means the big final push toward Election Day in the US.

And, of course, we need to focus on the real reason we celebrate Labour Day in Canada and the US. We enjoy a day off to acknowledge the value each of us bring to our communities through the work we do. After all, that's the real point of Labour Day,

Labour Day is OUR day. It's All Workers' Day. It's a day that's set aside for us to openly embrace the true meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King's message that, "All labour has dignity." It's the day when each of us - regardless of what we do for a living - can acknowledge the work of others, while we also unabashedly accept the gratitude shown to us on our one special day of the year. (By the way, got plans on going out to lunch on Monday after the parade? Please remember to leave a bigger tip than you normally do.)

While all labour and all work have dignity, and having a job does much to enhance our self-respect, we need more. With the "Fight for 15" comes a stark reminder that we need jobs that build the middle class. Jobs with real wages. Jobs that lead to meaningful careers. Jobs that allow us to raise families - to build communities - to build cities - to build our nations' economies. In short, we need union jobs.

So, Labour Day also means a celebration of the word "Labour" with a capital L. It's a special day for all workers, and it's an especially golden day for those of us who are union members.

Enjoy the day. You've earned it.

Happy Labour Day!

In Solidarity,
Gregory J. Junemann
President

Pursuant to Section 67(1) of the Labour Relations Act, the City has requested a Conciliation Officer to assist in the settlement for a renewed Collective Agreement.

The WAPSO Bargaining Committee will meet with the Conciliation Officer on September 8th, 13th, and 15th.

Referral for settlement to an arbitration board continues concurrently notwithstanding our participation in the conciliation process 

Pursuant to Article 18-5 of our Collective Agreement we have referred the settlement for a renewed Collective Agreement to an arbitration board.

We remain prepared to discuss a settlement at any time notwithstanding our referral to arbitration.

After WAPSO responded to the City’s proposal on Thursday, July 14, 2016, the City advised that they were not prepared to continue to negotiate and unilaterally cancelled further bargaining dates. We are currently exploring options, including legal options and will keep you apprised accordingly.

The City has contacted our Chief Negotiator and asked to reconvene collective bargaining. The WAPSO Bargaining Committee will return to the negotiating table with the City on July 14th and 15th.

Watch this website for further updates.

Day of Mourning April 28th, 2015
WAPSO Speech at City Hall Ceremony

Good Morning,

Mayor Bowman, Councillors, Senior Administration, fellow union brothers and sisters and guests; on behalf of WAPSO’s members and Board I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of today’s gathering and I would also like to thank those who organized today’s event. Today is to recognize those who have been hurt or lost their lives while at work and to remind ourselves of the need to ensure that our workplaces are as safe as practical to allow everyone to go home at the end of the day and at the end of their careers.

Please click on the "read more" link below to read the full text of President Robinson's speech.

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WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 President Michael Robinson in solidarity with CUPE Local 500 President Gord Delbridge spoke on the City's proposed 2016 Operating Budget at the City's Executive Policy Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 and at City Council on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more specific details.

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WAPSO and CUPE Local 500 have jointly launched a one-week radio ad campaign calling on Council to immediately stop, and begin to reverse the Vacancy Management program to ensure our municipal workforce is adequately staffed.

The City is proposing over $20 million in Vacancy Management in the proposed 2016 operating budget. Currently, there are approximately 268 total positions that are vacant at the City of Winnipeg.

You can click on this link to listen to the radio ad: www.cupe500.mb.ca/files/4614/5755/4952/CUPE_LOCAL_500-VACANCY_MANAGEMENT.mp3

 

The unions that represent Winnipeg’s municipal workers and the city’s administrative, supervisory, and professional staff, are calling for Mayor Bowman to end the Katz-era practice of not filling vacant positions.

Follow the 'read more" link to view more details.

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Information meetings to update members on the current WAPSO negotiations will be held as follows:

Tuesday February 16, 2016            
2nd floor Boardroom
421 Osborne St.
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. & 12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 17, 2016
WAPSO Office Boardroom
2704-83 Garry St.
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. & 12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday February 18,2016
Training Centre Rooms A, B & C
1199 Pacific Ave.
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. & 12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday February 19, 2016
United Way
Main Floor Boardroom
580 Main St.
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. & 12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(Bring your own lunch).

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers will be awarding four (4) scholarships of $2,500 USD each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members who wish to continue their education beyond high school.

Follow the 'read more" link to view more details.

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For the information of WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 members who use their own vehicle at work and claim mileage, please follow the 'read more' link for more information about the Canada Revenue Agency's automobile allowance rates for 2016.

On Monday, January 18th, 2016 WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 President Michael Robinson, 1st Vice President Alex Regiec and Interim Executive Director Dee Gillies met with City of Winnipeg Chief Administrative Officer Doug McNeil at City Hall.

Our Negotiating Committee met with the City on December 11, 2015 to exchange proposals. Chief Negotiator Maria Jordan presented and walked through WAPSO’s proposals. We are currently reviewing the proposals that we received from the City and will return to the negotiating table on January 27th. Information meetings will be scheduled later in February and early March.

Holiday Message from President Robinson

First of all, I would like to say I'm deeply honoured to be the newly elected President of WAPSO.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member WAPSO for both your membership and support of our Union. I would especially like to thank staff, the Executive Committee, and board members for their hard work and dedication to WAPSO.

I hope that everyone will take the time to slow down and enjoy time spent with family and friends during this holiday season. I wish all of you the very best and look forward to continuing to work hard for our membership in 2016

Best of the season,
Michael Robinson, President

WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162

Follow the 'read more' link for additional greetings.

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You are Cordially invited to the WAPSO Open House!

Drop in and meet office staff and Board members. Coffee will be served,

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

WAPSO Boardroom
Suite 2705 - 83 Garry Street

Donations of food and unwrapped toys for Winnipeg Harvest and Toy Mountain gratefully accepted.

 

Making your voice heard … do the Negotiations' Survey today!

As you know, our current collective agreement with the City of Winnipeg expired on October 17, 2015. What your union will ask for during bargaining is determined by the input and suggestions that you, our members, provide to us.

On November 26th you will have received an e-mail inviting you to take the WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 Negotiations' Survey.

We want your opinions on the problems, issues, needs and concerns that you would like to see addressed at the bargaining table.

By making your voice heard, you have an opportunity to help your negotiating committee move in the right direction. Knowing what our members want is important to negotiating improvements to our collective agreement.

The information you provide will help us to develop the proposals to take to the negotiating table and determine the items that are most important to you.

Your survey responses are anonymous.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, a large number of members (65 in total) attended the 2015 WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 Annual General Meeting.

The AGM was hosted in the large meeting room at the United Way Building, a non-profit venue convienently located near City Hall in the downtown area, and held during a weekday lunch hour which included the serving of a light lunch (sandwiches, pickles and sodas) during the business meeting.

Follow the "read more" link to see full article.

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A brand new advertising campaign is asking Winnipeggers to give some thought about the professionals who work on their behalf.

WAPSO 162 Works for You, is a campaign sponsored by the Association featuring a “rear tail” advertising poster that began appearing on many Winnipeg Transit buses on November 2nd.

This campaign is an important step in promoting awareness to the public at large about the responsibility our members have and the importance of the work they carry out at the City of Winnipeg, Riverview Health Centre, the WRHA, and ultimately for the public.

WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 represents approx. 700 professional, technical and supervisory staff working in diverse areas such as engineering, urban planning, transit operations, accounting and finance, public works, traffic management, pharmacy, spiritual care, social work, customer service and laboratory testing.

Follow the "read more" link to learn about this exciting campaign.

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Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers IFPTE Local 162

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
12 Noon
Meeting Room, United Way Building
580 Main Street

WAPSO members, that are participating in the bring your child to work day on November 4th, will be allowed to bring the child to the AGM meeting.

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to: vverity@wapso.ca

Follow the "read more" link to obtain a copy of the AGM package.

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The Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers IFPTE Local 162 is pleased to announce that we've hired Maria Jordan as our new Labour Relations Officer.

Maria will be in the office from Monday to Friday, and you can reach her by calling direct at (204) 925-4126 or via e-mail at mjordan@wapso.ca.

IFPTE Continues Its Opposition to the TPP as Negotiators Reach Agreement in Principle

Monday, October 5, 2015

Washington, DC – Negotiators from the United States, Canada and 10 other countries reached an agreement in principle on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the ‘free trade agreement’ that has essentially been negotiated in secret over the last several years.

Representing workers across North America, IFPTE has and will continue to oppose TPP, which has been dubbed “NAFTA on steroids.”

Follow the "read more" link to see President Junemann's Labour Day message.

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IFPTE is honored to announce the winners of the 2015 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarship Awards Program. From the many remarkable applicants, four $2,500 scholarships were to children of IFPTE members in the public sector, the private sector, the federal sector, and the Canadian area.

Congratulations to JunYu "Jayce" Bi who was awarded a scholarship. Jayce's father, Chad Bi, is a member of WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 here in Winnipeg.

Jayce graduated from Fort Richmond Collegiate High School in Winnipeg this year and will attend the University of Manitoba this fall.

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"As we, in Canada and the United States, observe Labour Day 2015, we are reminded to acknowledge, indeed, to celebrate the value of the work performed by those around us."

Follow the "read more" link to see President Junemann's Labour Day message.

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The Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162) is looking for an energetic person to join our staff team on a full time basis in the position of Labour Relations Officer (LRO). The person will provide a full range of labour relations services for our members and Board.

Follow the "read more" link to view more details.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

As you know, our current collective agreement with the City of Winnipeg is set to expire on October 17, 2015. What your union will ask for during bargaining is determined by the input and suggestions that you, our members, provide to us.

We want your opinions on the problems, issues, needs and concerns that you would like to see addressed at the bargaining table.

Follow the "read more" link to view more details. 

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Friday, June 26, 2015

In a letter received this week from the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI), they advised that the Manitoba Legislature has given First Reading to Bill 31 The Registered Professional Planners Act on 8 June 2015. This Bill provides title protection and self-governing authority for the planning profession in Manitoba.

As a stakeholder, many of our members are professional planners, the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers IFPTE Local 162 voiced its support by endorsing MPPI in pursuing this legislation and by lobbying the Provincial Minister of Municipal Government.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more details.

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Province Announces Changes to the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act & City of Winnipeg Charter.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Province of Manitoba announced ammendments to legislation that would provide for increased transparency in government and the extension of identity protection to municipal employees who wish to report perceived wrongdoing in local government.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more details.

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Day of Mourning April 28th, 2015
WAPSO Speech at City Hall Ceremony

On April 28th, 2015 WAPSO President and IFPTE Canadian VP Andrew Weremy spoke at the Day of Mourning Ceremony at City Hall on behalf of our membership and in remembrance of workers injured or killed on the job.

Please click on the "read more" link below to read the full text of President Weremy's speech.

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Winnipeg May Day Speakers & March - Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1st is recognized as International Workers' Day and the Winnipeg Labour Council would like to invite WAPSO and its membership to join them for their annual May Day March!

"Hope is coming!" is the theme for May Day 2015. Please click on "read more" for more details about this event.

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Annual Day of Mourning Ceremony and Leaders' Walk - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Day of Mourning is Canada's national day to remember workers injured of killed on the job. April 28th is a day to pause, reflect, gather our resolve and to re-dedicate ourselves to improving health and safety in the workplace. 

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International Women's Day - Continental Breakfast

Friday, March 6th, 2015 - 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

Union Centre - 275 Broadway

Follow the 'read more" link to view more details.

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For the information of Local 162 members who use their own vehicle at work and claim milage, please follow the 'read more' link for more information about the Canada Revenue Agency's automobile allowance rates for 2015. Read more >>>

The Collective Agreements between WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and Riverview Health Centre (RHC) have expired.

Local 162 bargaining committees have engaged in negotiations with both employers to renew the Collective Agreements, and are committed to negotiating fair and reasonable contracts for our members.

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The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) will be awarding three scholarships of $2,500 each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members who wish to continue their education beyond high school.

Follow the 'read more" link to view more details.

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On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 President Andy Weremy, 1st Vice President Alex Regiec and Executive Director Robert Young met with Mayor Brian Bowman and his staff at City Hall. Read more >>>

Election of members to the Board of Directors took place on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Follow the 'read more' link to access the complete results from the election.

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WAPSO 2014 AGM Notification

Date:  November 26, 2014

Time:  5:00pm

New Location:  The Norwood Hotel

Address:  112 Marion Street, Wpg, MB      Room:  Promenade A

* To view/print the AGM Membership Package click the 'Read More" below  and under Additional Resources click the document, 2014 AGM Membership Package.  

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Hello members, over the last month or so we have told you that we asked all mayoral candidates to provide you with their input regarding a series of questions that would be important to our membership. Those questions came from your input through our survey. Of the seven mayoral candidates, our office received three replies to the questions.

We want to provide that information to you to help you as our members and as voters in the upcoming election. Now as you may know WAPSO does not endorse political candidates. We do however believe that it would be beneficial for us to provide you with information from the candidates to help you determine how you will place your vote on October 22nd. Additionally this dialogue forms part of our ongoing efforts to work with candidates so that we can understand positions and can work towards our objectives.

The following responses have been taken from their submissions in their entirety with no edits. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office. As always we appreciate hearing from you!

In solidarity,

Andrew Weremy
President
WAPSO IFPTE Local 162

Follow the 'read more' link to read the responses from the Mayoral Candidates.

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Hello members, over the last month or so we have told you that we asked all mayoral candidates to provide you with their input regarding our proposed Whistleblowers Policy. Of the seven mayoral candidates, our office received two replies.

We want to provide that information to you to help you as our members and as voters in the upcoming election. Now as you may know WAPSO does not endorse political candidates. We do however believe that it would be beneficial for us to provide you with information from the candidates to help you determine how you will place your vote on October 22nd. Additionally this dialogue forms part of our ongoing efforts to work with candidates so that we can understand positions and can work towards our objectives.

The following responses have been taken from their submissions in their entirety with no edits. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office. As always we appreciate hearing from you!

In solidarity,

Andrew Weremy
President
WAPSO IFPTE Local 162

Follow the 'read more' link to read the responses from the Mayoral Candidates.

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The Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO) IFPTE Local 162, the union representing the professional, technical and middle management staff of the City of Winnipeg, and the healthcare professionals of Riverview Health Centre and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, has sent a letter to each of the City’s 2014 Mayoral candidates asking them to respond to five questions.

Follow the 'read more' link to read about specific details.

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Canada Day - an exciting opportunity to celebrate the founding of our nation.

Tuesday July 1 is Canada Day! Celebratory events and activities are planned throughout the City of Winnipeg, including celebrations in the Osborne Village, at Assiniboine Park and the Forks National Historic Site.

The Board of Directors and staff of WAPSO IFPTE Local 162 wishes you a safe, fun and happy Canada Day. 

Last Fall WAPSO members received an invitation to participate in a survey, and were asked to share their opinions about their association.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more specific details and a link to the Survey Summary Report.

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IFPTE President Greg Junemann congratulates Local 162 President Andy Weremy on the 5th anniversary of WAPSOs membership in the international.

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WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 welcomes Bonnie Konzelman (Public Works), Judy Redmond (Planning, Property & Development) and Adam Cunliffe (Parking Authority) as they assume their roles as new Board members.

In the front office, WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 welcomes Dale Neal who has been hired as our new Labour Relations Specialist.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more specific details.

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Winnipeg’s City Council voted today in favour of a motion made by Councillor Russ Wyatt, the City’s finance chair, to suspend the planned mandatory 3.5 days of unpaid leave during the Christmas holidays.

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On December 17, 2013, City Council approved the 2014 Budget which included the cost-saving measure of having non-essential civic employees take 3.5 days of unpaid leave between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 2014.

WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 continues to work diligently on behalf of its members on this important labour relations issue.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more specific details.

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Members of WAPSO's excutive and staff met with Mayor Katz and his staff at City Hall on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Annual Day of Mourning Ceremony and Leaders' Walk - Monday, April 28, 2014

The Day of Mourning is Canada's national day to remember workers injured of killed on the job. April 28th is a day to pause, reflect, gather our resolve and to re-dedicate ourselves to improving health and safety in the workplace.

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Click on the 'Read More' below then the document under the 'Additional Resources' to read the draft 2013 AGM Minutes. 

 

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The deadline for applications for the 2014 Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Scholarships has been extended to April 15, 2014.

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) will be awarding three scholarships of $2,500 each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members who wish to continue their education beyond high school.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more details.

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As you may be aware, on December 17, 2013, City Council approved the 2014 Budget which included the cost-saving measure of having non-essential civic employees take 3.5 days of unpaid leave from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day.

When these furlough days were first proposed during the preliminary budget process WAPSO asked for, and received, a legal opinion from our lawyer regarding the City's right to impose unpaid time.

Follow the 'read more' link to view the full article.

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Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year!

Follow the 'read more' link for greetings.

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Members of WAPSO's excutive and staff met with Mayor Katz and his staff at City Hall on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to discuss the creation of an Ethics Commissioner and whistleblower protection.

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The City of Winnipeg’s 2014 Operating and Capital Budget process came to a conclusion at a special meeting of City Council today. The Capital Budget passed on a vote of 11-5, while the Operating Budget passed by a thinner margin of 9-7. This budget impacts our members in a number of areas. 

Earlier in the day, WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 President Andrew Weremy spoke to the Mayor and Councillors on behalf of our members.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more specific details.

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The City’s Executive Policy Committee approved the preliminary 2014 Operating and Capital Budget with amendments, however it continues to moves forward containing proposed staff reductions and mandatory furloughs to a special of meeting of City Council on Tuesday, December 17th.

Follow the 'read more' link to view the full article.

 

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WAPSO-IFPTE Local 162 President Andrew Weremy and 1st Vice-President Alex Regiec appeared at the City's Executive Policy Committee on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

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The Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services meeting to review the City's preliminary 2014 Budget was held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at City Hall.

WAPSO Executive attended this meeting.

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The City of Winnipeg tabled its preliminary 2014 Operating and Capital budgets at a meeting of its Executive Policy Committee on Friday, November 29, 2013. 

Members of the WAPSO executive attended the meeting.

Follow the 'read more' link to view more specific details.

 

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The WAPSO Board of Directors wanted to bring a certain issue to the attention of the City of Winnipeg so a letter was issued to Mayor Sam Katz.  

Follow the 'read more' link to view the letter sent to the Mayor on November 7, 2013. 

 

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City Council has ratified our Collective Agreement

"City Council has ratified our Collective Agreement".

WAPSO has been in contact with the City in regard to when the pay increases will be applied and retroactive pay would be available. We will advise members as soon as this information becomes available from the City."

 June 20, 2013


Attention WAPSO Membership!


Voting concluded at 4:30 pm Thursday, June 20, 2013.

The Bargaining Committee counted the ballots and the Membership has voted to accept the latest offer of settlement for a Collective Agreement.

The results of the vote were:

87% ACCEPT
13% REJECT

There was one spoiled ballot.

427 Members cast ballots.


Thank-you for your participation and support.


WAPSO Bargaining Committee

City/WAPSO - Memorandum of Agreement (June 7, 2013)

Attention WAPSO Members!

By clicking the 'Read More' button below you will find the Additional Resource documents: 

- WAPSO's Bargaining Committee's letter to Membership

- City/WAPSO Amended Offer Summary (Dated: June 7, 2013)

- City/WAPSO Full Memorandum of Agreement (Dated: June 7, 2013)

Should you have any questions/concerns please feel free to contact the office at either vverity@wapso.ca or by calling 2-4-925-4120.  

 

 

 

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Canadian Building Trades Bill-377 Video

Attention All WAPSO Members!

Click the link for the Canadian Building Trades C377 update video.

Bill C377 is now in the Senate and is expected to pass before summer 2013.

http://youtu.be/A55Wvq8Tluk

 

 2012 Annual General Meeting Minutes Read more >>>

Arrangements for the interest arbitration for the renewal of our Collective Agreement with the City now appears to be finalized.

The Arbitration Board is comprised of:
Martin Freedman – Chair
Robert Pruden – City nominee
Grant Rodgers – WAPSO nominee

The dates set for the hearing are July 9 -12, 2013.  The parties are to exchange briefs prior to the hearing.

Our lawyer, who will be presenting the Association’s position, is Mr. David Shrom. David will be speaking to the membership about the arbitration following the completion of our Annual General meeting on November 14th.

 2010 WAPSO Membership Survey Results Read more >>>

Bulletin Board

All Bulletin Board information may be found here.

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