CUPE Alberta President D’Arcy Lanovaz made an impassioned plea with delegates to get more politically active.
The Alberta Division convention was filled with stories and resolutions highlighting why CUPE members must take the president’s message seriously.
Local and national leaders spoke with one voice about the disastrous effects of privatization being felt in Canada and around the world.
CUPE Alberta joined their counterparts in Saskatchewan in giving a warm and generous welcome to locked out Journal de Quebec workers. Their story resonated with CUPE members who sense their own vulnerability at the hands of employers captivated by the lure of privatization.
On the heels of the regional anti-privatization committee report, the convention screened a short video demonstrating CUPE’s potential for halting, even pushing back privatization. The domino-themed video received a standing ovation.