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October 14, 2020

Negotiated agreement with WAPSO recommended for approval

Released: 9:21 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Executive Policy Committee (EPC) will consider the ratification of a negotiated agreement between the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO) at its meeting on October 20, 2020.

The Memorandum of Agreement reached between the City and WAPSO is a 48-month term from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023, and includes general wage adjustments of 0.5 percent in July 2021, 0.5 percent in January 2022, 1.0 percent in August 2022, 0.75 percent in January 2023, and 1.25 percent in August 2023.

Additional changes include:

  • Members of the bargaining unit will receive a $500 signing bonus in January 2021
  • Allowances for safety footwear will increase to $140 effective January 1, 2022
  • Interest arbitration provisions will be reintroduced in the event that the parties reach an impasse during the next round of collective bargaining

Subject to EPC’s approval of the Memorandum of Agreement, it would then go to Council for approval.

The administrative report is publicly available through the Decision Making Information System (DMIS).

Neighbourhood voices wanted to talk transportation

Transportation Master Plan: 2050 Neighbourhood Advisory Group call for applications now open

Released: 11:32 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is looking for neighbourhood voices to help shape the future of Winnipeg’s transportation network.

In anticipation of public engagement on Transportation Master Plan: 2050 (TMP205) launching next month, residents are now being invited to apply to be part of new Neighbourhood Advisory Groups that will, throughout the project, give us critical insight into transportation challenges, needs, and opportunities from specific geographic perspectives.

Each of Winnipeg’s defined community areas – Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan; East Kildonan-Transcona; Riel; Assiniboia; and City Centre – will be represented by a group that will meet three times between November, 2020 and April, 2021.

Residents can apply online at Applicants will be contacted by October 29, 2020 and groups will each have their first meeting between November 2 and 20, 2020.

TMP2050 will provide the long-term vision for transportation in Winnipeg, and the methods and means to move our city and people into the future. Through a combination of technical research, data analysis, and public and stakeholder engagement, TMP2050 will help ensure our transportation system supports quality of life and economic vitality for years to come.

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