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

WINNIPEG – Over 250 public sector support workers represented by CUPE will meet in Brandon this week for their 45th Annual Convention.

According to Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba, “We have a very busy and engaging convention planned.  Our members want to debate and plan action that builds stronger communities for everyone.  There are both workplace and broader societal issues we need to address.”

CUPE is exposing the real cost of privatization.  There’s a desperate need to increase wages for private personal care homes, social service and child care workers.  Many of our members don’t have a pension plan.  Public sector workers face workplace health and safety concerns.  And we want the union to take on its responsibilities to protect the environment – so many critically important issues to discuss and to act on.”

Speakers at the Convention will be:

Jan Chaboyer, President, Brandon Labour Council - Thursday, April 24th - 10 am
Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba - Thursday, April 24th - 10:30 am
Darlene Dziewit, President MFL - Thursday, April 24th - 1:30 pm
Paul Moist, National President of CUPE - Thursday, April 24th - 2:30 pm
Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba - Friday, April 25th - 9:30 am
Claude Généreux, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE - Friday, April 25th - 11 am

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