Delegates to the Manitoba Division Convention are the fourth group of division convention delegates to receive an interim report from CUPE’s National Women’s Task Force (NWTF).
The audio visual report and delegate response described and the broad “state of the union” on women’s issues garnered significant response from delegates. More than a dozen interventions from the floor, including first person stories and anecdotes provided more fodder for consideration as the NWTF heads toward CUPE’s national convention via division conventions in Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia, B.C., Quebec and Ontario.
“CUPE is in a change mode when it comes to the broad participation of women in our union,” said Paul Moist in his remarks at the end of the nearly two-hour discussion.
Women and men are effective in our union, but Moist said, “they tend to do things and bring about change in different ways.”
Moist encouraged all members to listen to the voices of CUPE sisters during the current process. “CUPE has often changed the way we recognize each other’s strengths and we will continue to do so.”