As the province negotiates a new contract with it’s biggest employees union, there could be a storm brewing at city hall.
The contract between the city and it’s workers union, CUPE, is up next year.
Sources at city hall tell 680 CJOB there could be some cut backs as work continues to balance the budget.
CUPE President Gord Delbridge says the types of services we all rely on could be at risk.
“Winnipeggers want to see quality public services. They depend on those services. When you wake up in the morning, you want to see clean water. This is not something that you want to play around with.”
Delbridge says the union took a less than ideal deal last time around.
“In the last round of bargaining, we accepted two per cent over two years. That wasn’t a great deal. Was it fair under the circumstances? Barely. The cost of living is going up for everyone. You gotta be on par with that.”