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COMMUNITY: because now, more than ever, it's important to work together.

Postal Workers out of McDermott Depot showed support for front-line healthcare staff last week.
The healthcare providers came outside to show their gratitude. CUPE, who represents many front-line workers added a note to their web page to show their appreciation.  Click here.

These are tough times for everyone. Little acts of gratitude and kindness can go a long way. If you're able, consider donating food to a local food bank or homeless shelter like Oak TableMain Street Project, women's shelter or other community organization working to help the most vulnerable through this crisis, like RAY who helps vulnerable youth. Winnipeg Harvest is also looking for emergency volunteers to help keep food flowing to those who need it. Every bit helps.

Write a quick online letter in support of Manitoba Nurses and urging the Province of MB to secure PPE for these important workers. Click here.

UPDATED INFORMATION-COVID 19

April 14, 2020

MB Government Intervention - Leader of the Manitoba NDP, Mr. Wab Kinew has shown his support for workers! He has issued a letter to Virginia Lesyk regarding the health and safety concerns of CUPW members, as well as his colleague, Minister Heather Stephansen who is pushing for postal workers to gain access to some of these childcare spots available to essential workers in Manitoba.

Child/Eldercare Amid COVID-19 - Read the most recent bulletin from National CUPW on this topic. Click here.

Members at Higher Risk - As of April 3, CUPW National confirmed workers over 70, pregnant and immune-suppressed/high-risk workers are now covered at 100% of their wage, any personal day used will be replaced. Read the most recent bulletin from National CUPW on this topic. Click here.

If you think you are exhibiting symptoms, call Health Links to get them to assess you. They also have an online screening tool. Follow their advice, even if it contradicts what your supervisor or manager says.

Downloadable & Electronically Editable Leave Request Form
(click here)
CUPW National  Coronavirus Webpage
(visit page, click here)
POSSIBLE UPCOMING GMM
we are looking into technology that will allow us to meet remotely. Please stay tuned for more information on this as the Executive convenes.
Click the links below for more info:
Special Leave for High-risk or Pre-existing Medical Conditions: Process for Members (CPC Documents): click here.

Social Distancing Guidelines for Employees (CPC Documents):
Delivery , Retail , Mail Processing Plant, Dock

Link to CPC Intrapost site. 

Manitoba Government COVID-19 website click here.

Government of Canada COVID-19 website click here. 
Please email us at cupwinfo@cupwwpg.ca if you have any concerns related to COVID-19 or visit our website for a full list of contact details. 

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