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TRURO, NS – More than 220 delegates to CUPE Nova Scotia’s 52nd Convention have re-elected Danny Cavanagh as their president. This is Cavanagh’s 6th term in the full-time position.

Says Cavanagh, “I am ready to continue the fight against the McNeil Government and any other employer who attacks the rights of workers in this province. So far, we have seen an onslaught of anti-union legislation from the provincial government.”

Now we can add Bill 100 in the university sector to Bills 30, 37 and Bill 1 – all of them designed to weaken or destroy collective bargaining.

“Possible privatization of home support services, healthcare restructuring and totally inadequate child care services will also be high on CUPE’s list of critical issues over the next two years,” says Cavanagh.

Other executive officers include:

  • Mike McNeil, first vice-president 
  • Dianne Frittenburg, secretary-treasurer
  • Dave Dort, recording secretary
  • Chris Melanson, Halifax area vice-president
  • Sandra Trenchard, Sydney area vice-president
  • Sean Foley, New Glasgow, area vice-president
  • Greg Williams, Yarmouth area vice-president
  • Liz Paris, equity vice-president

CUPE is Nova Scotia’s second largest union and represents over 19,000 women and men throughout the province’s public sector.