WINNIPEG, MB: Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) President Maurice ‘Moe’ Sabourin submitted an open letter to the members of Winnipeg City Council today urging them to uphold the City of Winnipeg’s collective agreement with the WPA and reject the legally risky approach being taken by Mayor Bowman to unilaterally cut the pension benefits of WPA members and their families.
WINNIPEG, MB: Facing a unilateral and high-handed attack by Mayor Brian Bowman and the City of Winnipeg Administration on their collective bargaining agreement, the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) has filed a grievance in order to protect the interests of its members and their families. The grievance was filed following today’s Executive Policy Committee meeting that moved forward with a report attempting to cut pension benefits of WPA members.
Before he was elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Brian Bowman was a lawyer. With this in mind, it is surprising to see him trying now to rip-up the collective agreement with the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) in an attempt to force unilateral changes to the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Pension Plan. It is the clearest sign yet that his priorities are out-of-touch with the reality on the ground in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, MB: A violent and bloody weekend in Winnipeg that left three people dead and five people in hospital is just the latest example of why more police resources are urgently needed to keep people safe.
WINNIPEG, MB: Today, at Fort Rouge School, before over 200 students and educators, Maurice (Moe) Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) launched the 2019- 2020 Cool 2Be Kind campaign. This is the 8th year for the positive behaviour/anti-bullying initiative.
The Cool 2Be Kind campaign was created by the WPA and helps to teach students in grades K-8 the value of being kind to others and making positive choices in school and in life.
Winnipeg, MB: Together with the Playing 4 A Purpose Foundation, City of Winnipeg Councillor, Markus Chambers, Staples Canada and other community partners, the Winnipeg Police Association is supporting the launch of the Backpacks & Badges initiative.
WINNIPEG, MB: A new youth service partnership with a mission to improve access to outdoor experiences for underserved youth will be kicking off at FortWhyte Alive this summer.
WINNIPEG, MB: The 2018 annual crime stats released by the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) clearly show that more police resources are urgently needed to protect innocent members of the public from a crime problem that is getting worse with each passing week.
The WPS released its Annual Statistical Report on Monday, which shows violent crime has increased by 18% over the past five years, while property crime skyrocketed 19% from 2017 and is now up more than 40% over the past five years. The report also showed the WPS Communications Centre received a total of 618,321 calls for service in 2018, a spike of more than 32,000 calls from the previous year – and a staggering increase of more than 86,000 calls from 2014 when Mayor Bowman first took office.
The WPA is the presenting sponsor for the Special Olympics Manitoba Stars ‘FORE’ Special O golf tournament.
WINNIPEG, MB: Today, the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) attracted 1,547 registered riders to set a new record.