Thursday, April 12th to Saturday, April 14th
Winnipeg Convention Centre
WINNIPEG – Over 250 public sector support workers represented by CUPE will meet in Winnipeg this week for their Annual Convention.
According to Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba, “The main issue of our members this year is how we can stop the privatization that is radically changing the social landscape of our communities.
“We believe in a strong public sector that is committed to people, not profits.”
Speakers at the Convention on Thursday, April 12th will be:
- Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba
- Darlene Dziewit, MFL President
- Jenny Gerbasi, City of Winnipeg Councillor
- Paul Moist, CUPE President
Friday, April 13th:
- Claude Généreux, CUPE Secretary-Treasurer
Saturday, April 14th:
- Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.
For more information, contact: Glenoria Molnar, CUPE Manitoba – (204) 791-0958; Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications – (204) 942-0343 - Cell. (204) 333-5065