“CUPE represents workers in schools, hospitals, social services, and more in Steinbach and surrounding community,” said Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “Everyone has the right to feel safe in their workplace, and participating in Steinbach’s first Pride is a great way to show all workers that we stand in solidarity with them”.
CUPE is at the forefront in the fight for equality in the workplace, from marching in the streets to bringing inclusive contract language to the bargaining table.
“As health care workers in Southern Manitoba we stand with all members of the community, regardless of gender identity and gender expression,” said Darrin Cook, President of CUPE 4270 representing health care support staff in Southern Health – Santé Sud. “As a union we are committed to combating homophobia and transphobia in the workplace and beyond, and we’re proud to march in Steinbach’s first pride!”
CUPE members will be meeting at the corner of Elm St. and Elmdale St. in Steinbach at 10:30am, and will join the march to City Hall.