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SYDNEY – CUPE Nova Scotia will hold its 52nd Convention in Sydney from April 26 to April 29, at the Membertou Convention Centre.

The convention will address a number of issues of concern to the 19,000 CUPE members and their families in the province, including the onslaught of anti-union legislation from the McNeil government, both the federal and provincial budgets, planned changes to home support services, healthcare restructuring and child care will also figure prominently in the convention.

Media are welcome to attend and report on events.

Highlights include:

  • April 26, 7:00 pm – Call to Order by President Danny Cavanagh; Speaker Rick Clarke, President NS Federation of Labour
  • April 27, 9:30 am – Greetings and Smudge Ceremony with Membertou Chief Terry Paul; greetings from CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke
  • April 27, 10:30 am – Robert Chisholm, Dartmouth MP, on changes to EI
  • April 27, 11:00 am – CUPE National President Paul Moist
  • April 28, 9:30 am – Daniel Legere, CUPE Atlantic-Maritimes General Vice President
  • April 28, 10:30 am – Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer
  • April 28, 11:00 am – Day of Mourning Vigil
  • April 29, 9:00 am – Election of CUPE NS Officers, presided over by CUPE Atlantic Regional Director Jacquie Bramwell

CUPE is Nova Scotia’s second largest union and represents over 19,000 women and men throughout the province’s public sector.