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WINNIPEG – Public sector support workers represented by CUPE are meeting in Dauphin this week for their 46th Annual Convention.

According to Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba, “The economy and how support workers are going to be affected will be on everyone’s mind.  I’m sure there will be resolutions and lots of discussion on workplace violence, workload and pressure on wages and benefits.”

Speakers at the Convention are:

Thursday a.m.:
Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba
Darlene Dziewit, President, Manitoba Federation of Labour
Antonio Tinio, National Chairperson, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, of the Philippines

Friday a.m.:
Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba
Paul Moist, President of CUPE National

CUPE Manitoba Convention
Thursday, April 30th to Saturday, May 2nd
Credit Union Place, Dauphin

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union representing more than a half-million women and men.  In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

For more information, contact:
Mike Skaftfeld, CUPE Manitoba
Cell:  (204) 470-1313
Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications
Cell:  (204) 333-5065