A message from CUPE Alberta Executive regarding CUPE Alberta Convention, March 18-20, 2020 in Fort McMurray, AB:

After reviewing recommendations from public health and government officials, the Executive of CUPE Alberta decided late Thursday evening to postpone our annual convention, scheduled to take place next week in Fort McMurray.

We’ve made this decision to slow down the rate of infection among at-risk populations. CUPE members work in schools, in long term care homes and in hospitals. These workers are most at risk, and most needed to fight a pandemic.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our convention. We will monitor the situation and will aim to reschedule our convention once the pandemic has subsided, or health authorities recommend gatherings such as ours go ahead.

In Solidarity,

Rory Gill, President CUPE AB