WINNIPEG, MB: The arbitrator hearing the Winnipeg Police Association’s (WPA) grievance against the City of Winnipeg regarding Mayor Bowman’s plan to unilaterally cut pension benefits has just issued a decision upholding our position, faulting the political leadership of the City, and awarding the WPA $40,000 in damages, as well as an additional $400 in damages to each of our members.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help contain the virus, the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) has cancelled the 2020 WPA Charity Ball in Support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM), originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The official announcement will be made Monday, March 30 in a news release detailing a donation of $45,000 to the CHFM from the 2019 WPA Charity Ball.
We are all hopeful for a successful end to this pandemic in the short-term.
Next year’s WPA Charity Ball will take place, Saturday April 24, 2021.
WINNIPEG, MB: The Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) expressed disappointment today following a close 9-7 vote by Winnipeg City Council to pursue Mayor Brian Bowman’s reckless and legally risky plan to unilaterally cut the WPA’s pension benefits.
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: 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.
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