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The Alberta Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold its 50thAnniversary Convention in Fort McMurray March 20 to 22 at the Sawridge Hotel.

The convention will address a number of issues of concern to the 35,000 CUPE members in the province, including: proposed cuts to the Local Authorities Pension Plan, reductions in public sector wages and benefits, cuts to the funding of education and health care, upcoming municipal and school district elections, and the poor quality of long term care in Alberta.

In addition, delegates will celebrate CUPE’s 50thAnniversary in the province.

Media are welcome to attend and report on events.


Date: March 20-22, 2013
Location: Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, 530 Mackenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray


March 20, 11:00 a.m.      
Address by CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts

March 21, 9:00 a.m.       
Address by CUPE National President Paul Moist

March 21, 11:00 a.m.     
Address by Linda Duncan, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Strathcona)

March 21, 2:30 p.m.       
Address by Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour

March 22, 11:00 a.m.    
Election of officers

For more information, please contact:

Lou Arab
Communications Representative