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Judy Darcy, CUPE National President will address 250 members from across Alberta with a message of solidarity.

This is the thin edge of the wedge,” says Darcy. When you combine Bill 12 with the threat to tear up the collective agreements of health care workers in the Mazankowski Report, you can be sure that the carnage in British Columbia is coming to Alberta,” she adds. In British Columbia, the Campbell government is going after the collective agreements of public sector workers with surgical precision.

Darcy will call on CUPE members in Alberta to take action and fight back. “All Albertans should be concerned about what will happen in their communities,” says Darcy.

When: March 22, 2002
10:30 a.m.

Where: Coast Plaza Hotel
Plaza Rooms 1-3
316-33rd St. NE
Calgary, Alberta

Delegates will debate emergency resolutions to take action against Alberta’s Bill 12, implementation of the Mazankowski Report and the provincial budget. All events take place at the Coast Plaza Hotel, Plaza Rooms 1-3.

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CUPE is Canada’s largest union with over half a million women and men who provide public services. In Alberta, CUPE’s 31,000 members work in health care, municipalities, schools, colleges, universities, libraries, emergency medical services, social services and casinos. Visit our CUPE websites for more information www.cupe.ca and www.cupealberta.ab.ca

For further information:
Pam Beattie CUPE Communications (780) 288-1230 (cellular)