Union Launches Hotline for Winnipeg Snow-Clearing Complaints

Union Launches Hotline for Winnipeg Snow-Clearing Complaints

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A front-end loader clears snow from a parking lot in this January 2013 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

A Winnipeg union representing municipal workers has launched a hotline meant to gauge feedback from residents on the city’s snow-clearing efforts.

CUPE Local 500 says it believes their workers can do a better job at clearing snow than the 80 percent of private contractors the city uses.

“Our hotline will collect stories from Winnipeggers to help show the city that our community deserves the best snow plowing possible. This is a winter city, after all,” said Mike Davidson, president of CUPE Local 500.

Information collected through the hotline will be forwarded to the city’s public works department.

Winnipeggers can leave a message about poor snow-clearing affecting them by calling 1-855-223-9311. Stories can also be shared by visiting wpgsnow.ca.

“At the end of the day we all want better services for our city,” Davidson added. “We believe that by sharing our stories we can find great solutions to the city’s snow-clearing woes.”

Official complaints regarding snow plowing can be lodged with the city by contacting 311.