TRURO, NS – Close to 150 CUPE activists and staff from across Nova Scotia will begin arriving in Truro this evening for the union’s first-ever All Committees Conference.
The conference, being held at the Holiday Inn, runs through Sunday, November 7.
CUPE Nova Scotia president Danny Cavanagh said, “This is a really good example of where unions are doing their part for the local economy. This is a large gathering for a community like Truro and these conference delegates will be pumping their hard-earned dollars into the local economy.
“It’s also a timely reminder to local businesses – such as restaurants, gas stations and other stores and services - that decent-paying, unionized jobs have a vital role to play in our province’s economy. They are not, in fact, a ‘drag’ on the economy as some would suggest,” said Cavanagh.
Cavanagh explains that unions are the second largest users of hotels, behind business groups.
Deputy Mayor Raymond Tynes will be bringing greetings on behalf of the mayor and Truro Council.
For more information, contact:
CUPE NS president
Cell: (902) 957-0822
Tel: (902) 455-4180