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WINNIPEG Todays federal child care deal with Manitoba could set a standard that Canadas largest union believes the federal government and other provinces should meet and surpass.

CUPE supports child care workers in Manitoba and has been promoting increased funding for a number of years. While there is a positive response to the $26 million that is being made available to Manitoba, they want to see the money before celebrating.

Available for News Media comment:

  • CUPE National Representative, Murray Craddock
  • Worker, Seven Oaks Child Day Care Centre, Ann Champagne
  • Worker, Mount Carmel Clinic/Anne Ross Day Nursery, Pasqual Filleti
  • Parent, Charlene Kernaghan, Laura Secord Community Child Care

Paul Moist, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold a media briefing
at the Winnipeg International Airport at 3:30 p.m. today.


The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

For more information, contact:
Murray Craddock, CUPE National Representative 942-0343, ext.209 / cell. 981-6031
Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications 942-0343, ext. 207 / cell. 223-6805