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Saskatoon:  The president of the largest union in the country will be in Saskatoon on Thursday, November 6, to address delegates at CUPE’s Solidarity Conference about the growing threat to public services posed by public private partnerships and other forms of privatization.

CUPE National President Paul Moist, whose union represents 570,000 public sector workers across the country, will urge the SaskParty government – which has attacked trade union rights in the province and embraced P3s – to improve its relationship with working people and the public sector.

As Moist points out, “The largest demonstrations in this province’s history occurred in the 1980s, when working people organized to protect public services and defeat the misguided privatization policies of the Devine government.

SaskParty leader Elwin Hermanson lost an election because he wanted to privatize the crowns.

Will Premier Brad Wall learn from the province’s history or repeat his predecessors’ mistakes?”

Paul Moist will address delegates at 3:30 p.m. in the Michelangelo Room in the Radisson Hotel. He is available for media interviews anytime after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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For more information contact, Beth Smillie at 229-4908.