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WINNIPEG – Public sector workers meeting in Brandon this week at the 45th Annual CUPE Manitoba Convention are addressing almost 50 resolutions dealing with a range of issues facing members in their workplaces and communities.

According to Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba, “we have a full agenda for our convention as members are concerned with serious challenges to their jobs, health and safety, and provision of services in their communities.”

Our members are feeling less secure in their workplaces.  They’re seeing their work contracted-out or privatized, and that’s undermining their ability to do their jobs.”

Our health care and school division workers face violence in the workplace by patients and students.  We want to provide quality services and too many of our members accept that the violence just comes with the job.  That needs to change and we plan to do more to stop violence in the workplace.”

Resolutions being dealt with tomorrow address workplace harassment, health and safety and violence.  Other resolutions that delegates will discuss and vote on deal with violence against women in Manitoba.

Honourable Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba, will also speak Friday, April 25th at 9:30 am.

CUPE Manitoba Convention
Thursday, April 24th to Saturday, April 26th
Keystone Centre – Brandon