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WINNIPEG – Thanks to the hard work of the School Division Sector of CUPE Manitoba, the provincial government has proclaimed November 18th – 22nd as the first-ever School Support Staff Recognition Week.

This week has been dedicated by the province to celebrate the contributions that CUPE members make to ensure that Manitoba’s schools are safe, healthy, and active learning environments for Manitoba children. The week also recognizes that school support staff are vital components to the province’s education system, and should be honoured for their hard work and dedication.

We are proud that the Manitoba government remains committed to our school support staff members” said Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba “teachers, parents, and children rely on the support that our members provide, and this week is here to say ‘thank you’ to all the hard-working school support staff across Manitoba”.

To help celebrate and raise awareness, CUPE Manitoba has launched a radio ad, highlighting the week, and the work our members do! The ad will be aired in Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba, the Interlake, Brandon, The Pas, and Dauphin.

Click here:  CUPE Radio to listen to the CUPE Manitoba radio ad.

Click here for the full government news release.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents approximately 5,600 school support staff across the province.  In Manitoba, CUPE represents 25,000 members working in health care, school divisions, municipal services, social services, childcare centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

For more information, contact:

David Jacks
Communications Representative in Manitoba
(204) 942-0343 (o)