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WINNIPEG- More than 200 delegates will gather at the Winnipeg Convention Centre for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Manitoba.

Canada’s largest public sector union was founded at the Hotel Fort Garry in Winnipeg on September 24, 1963.

Speakers at this year’s convention include:

Thursday, May 2

  • 10:00 a.m. Premier Greg Selinger
  • 2:30 p.m. Paul Moist, CUPE National President

Friday, May 3      

  • 10:30 a.m. Robert Chernomas, Professor of Economics, University of Manitoba
  • 11:00 a.m. 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion with former CUPE Manitoba Presidents

Saturday, May 4

  • 10:00 a.m. Presentation to CancerCare

In Manitoba, the Canadian Union of Public Employees represents approximately 25,000 members working in health care facilities, personal care homes, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.


For more information, contact:

David Jacks
CUPE Communications
(204) 801-7339