(Stellarton, N.S.) Westray Memorial Park in Stellarton, Nova Scotia will provide the backdrop for a flag dedication ceremony tonight (June 11) starting at 6:30 p.m.
Delegates to the 38th Annual Convention of CUPE Nova Scotia will take time out from their convention to dedicate an April 28th Day of Mourning flag in the park.
April 28th is a nationally recognized day of mourning for workers who have been killed or injured on the job.
The labour ceremony and rally will feature well-known musician and local activist Faith Nolan. She will headline the evenings entertainment, which will also include some inspiring speakers.
CUPE Nova Scotia President, Betty Jean Sutherland says area labour and community activists and members of the public will join CUPE members at the rally, which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to run until 10:00 p.m.
In other words, says Sutherland, invite your friends, invite your families. It will be a fun evening but we will also be discussing issues that are important to working people and our communities.
Guest speakers will include CUPE National President, Judy Darcy and Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President, Rick Clarke.
CUPE Nova Scotia is holding its 38th Annual Convention at the Heather Hotel in Stellarton, June 10-13. CUPE is Canadas largest union representing some 500,000 working women and men, 15,000 here in Nova Scotia.
Betty-Jean Sutherland, President, CUPE Nova Scotia
(902) 752-8401 (Heather Hotel)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o) (902) 222-8457 (Cell)