University of Manitoba

Representing workers at the University of Manitoba in the areas of Food Services, Grounds, Caretaking, Skilled Trades and Engineers



Come out and support your union Brothers and Sisters at the RALLY on FEBRUARY 13, 2013 11:30 AM TILL 1:30 PM

On February 13th, six campus unions (UMFA, AESES, CAW, CUPE 3909, CUPE 1482 and UMSU), collectively representing over 5,200 unionized academics and staff and over 24,000 students, will join together to hold an information picket at the administration building to voice concerns over actions taken by this administration and to let them know we must be heard. This rally for action will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Starting at 12:00, union representatives will talk about how the administration’s actions have affected their Members.

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CAW Student Bursaries Deadline: April 30

Each year the CAW National Union and CAW Council offer 25 student bursaries, each worth $2,000. The bursaries are awarded to the sons/daughters of CAW members in good standing who are entering their first year of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, teachers' college, nursing school, etc) in a Canadian institution.

Submissions must include:

  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal or community activist

  • an official application form (see below) signed by a local union officer

  • transcript/record of marks (most current record, ie mid-term report is acceptable).

Application forms can be found on the CAW website at

Click on CAW Bursaries.

Completed applications, along with the accompanying documents are to be submitted to Lisa Kelly, Director of Education, CAW/TCA - Canada, 205 Placer Court, Toronto, ON, M2H 3H9.

Applications must be post marked no later than April 30, 2013.

2012 Seniority - Ranking Lists -

Full collective agreement - Correction to Schedule "A"

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Here is an interesting article from the Centre for Policy Alternatives

Manitoba Office May 15/12

The challenges facing labour

Formidable challenges face Canada’s labour movement. Meeting these requires organized labour to reclaim its historic role as the progressive voice of all working people, and as an active participant in broader struggles for social justice. The Challenge The proportion of working people who are unionized has collapsed in the U.S.A. In 2010, 12% of all U.S. workers and 7% of private sector workers were unionized. These numbers may decline further, because powerful right-wing forces in America have launched a crusade not to weaken, but to obliterate, public sector unions. In Canada, rates of unionization remain higher than in the U.S.A. (31.2 % overall; 17.4% in the private sector), but anti-union sentiments are rampant. Right-wing governments blame union members for our economic woes, and erode the right to strike. Private sector employers demand concessions and repeatedly resort to lockouts to get them. Unions are scapegoated as outdated institutions whose demands for improved collective agreements and social legislation are an obstacle to the country’s betterment. These pressures are intensified by the erosion of manufacturing in Canada, and growing investment by anti-union entities such as the Koch brothers in oil and resource industries and Target (joining Walmart) in retail trade. Meanwhile, those orchestrating the attacks on unions grow ever richer, while the incomes of working people more

The CAW national offers many bursaries for members.

The following is a link to get more information.

Any questions or if help is needed give the national a call at 1 800 268 5763

Uniform Guidelines and Rules


University of Manitoba Students Union Letter for

Its Our Future Campaign


U of M/CAW Appenticeship Agreement

Trades 4 Day Work Week Application Form

NEW - Extension Letter

Information on the Schedule "A" Trades 4 Day Work Week

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New Parking Information - follow this link

The national donated on behalf of our local $7500.00 to the Aboriginal House at the University of Manitoba

Picture of presentation in our News and Events section

Manditory Retirement ?

Workplace Discrimination on Campus

A letter by Chantal Adolphe

Questions on Group Insurance Benefits

please e-mail the Staff Benefits Generalists