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Charles Fleury | CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer​

Preparations for CUPE’s 27th National Convention are well underway. The convention will be held in Vancouver from November 2 to 6. Advance notice has been sent to our chartered organizations in May, and the official convention notice will be sent no later than August 4.

I look forward to the work that we will do during convention to plan how we will continue to defend our members and work to improve the lives of all working people.

To ensure a successful national convention, our chartered organizations need to prepare and do their part. Sending in resolutions and statutory amendments to be discussed in plenary sessions at convention are essential to the democratic process of the union. Organizations have until August 4 to send resolutions to the national office.  

Part of convention preparation is electing who you want to represent you at convention. Now is the time to do this. We encourage you to select delegates who reflect the diversity of your organization. Once you have elected your delegation, we suggest that you send in their credentials to the national office.

Remember to make your room and airline reservations soon with our official travel agency, WE Travel, whose employees are proud members of CUPE 3532. Also, please remember that CUPE National will assume additional costs for delegates with disabilities. Please send in any request forms for supplementary costs related to equipment rental or the presence of an attendant as soon as possible.

In order to facilitate the participation of parents with young children, child care will be available on-site. It is important to fill out the form requesting on-site child care. This form will be included in the official call to convention package. Children between the ages of nine and 14 will be able to participate in the Youth Council. The Youth Council is a great way for them to become familiar with the value of unions.

I look forward to the conversations we will have and I am sure that the quality of our deliberations will ensure that CUPE emerges stronger than ever.

Best of luck with your preparations.

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