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April 10-12, 2003
Parkland Recreation Complex

Over 250 union activists will be in Dauphin for the Annual Convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Manitoba. Delegates at the convention will come from across the province.

CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, childcare centres, public utilities, libraries and child & family emergency services.

This year, the delegates will celebrate the Union’s 40th Anniversary. In September 1963 the Union was formed from the merger of two public service unions at a convention in Winnipeg.

There will also be guests from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Ontario.

Officials attending and available for interviews are:

Speaking at:
Paul Moist,
CUPE Manitoba President
9:30 am on Thursday, April 10th
Rob Hilliard,
Manitoba Federation of Labour President
10:30 am on Thursday, April 10th
Judy Darcy,
CUPE National President
1:30 pm on Thursday, April 10th
Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba11:00 am on Friday, April 11th
Claude Gnreux,
CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer
2:30 pm on Friday, April 11th

Background materials are available at the Convention.

For information, contact:
Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications:
(204) 942-0343, ext. 207, cell. (204) 223-6805
Allen Bleich, CUPE Manitoba Coordinator:
(204) 942-0343, ext. 285, cell. (204) 781-8781