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(Halifax) – CUPE Nova Scotia education activists have been awarded 3 of this year’s Workplace Education Ambassador Awards.

The awards acknowledge individual and group achievements in promotion and participation in workplace education programs.

The 2009 Champion Winner is the Glades Lodge Project Team – CUPE local 1259 (co-winner);

The 2009 Alex McDonald Winner is Barbara Sutherland-Foote of CUPE local 759 Outside Workers, Cape Breton Regional Municipality;

The Workplace Participant Winner is Heather Bryanton of CUPE local 2525 Clerical Union, Colchester Hants Health Authority.

CUPE Nova Scotia president Danny Cavanagh says, “I offer my sincere congratulations to these members. They have worked hard to achieve their goals and equally hard to help others achieve theirs”.

Says Cavanagh, “The leadership they’ve shown is absolutely tremendous”.

The awards are being presented at the September 8, 2009 International Literacy Day Awards ceremony being held at the Holiday Inn Harbourview in Dartmouth, starting at 10:30 am.