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BRANDON Public sector support workers are meeting in Brandon this week, for the 42nd Annual Manitoba Convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Under a theme of Many Faces in Many Places, union members will consider varied resolutions that reflect issues and concerns of the membership. A campaign to promote healthy communities and to expose how CUPE members contribute to their communities will also be launched at the convention.

According to Kevin Rebeck, President of CUPE Manitoba, Convention is a highlight for the union year its an important opportunity for the members to exercise their democratic rights in the union. Heres where they play their role in governing the union at a provincial level.

Delegates to the CUPE Manitoba Convention will hear from Paul Moist, National President of the union and former President of CUPE Manitoba. Other union leaders will also speak on issues such as The Workers Compensation Act that is now under review in the Manitoba legislature.

Mix decision making with learning, add some networking and reconnecting with old friends and you have a dynamic convention, added Rebeck. We step back for just a moment at these conventions, assess what we should do next, and then we step forward and take on the issues and changes our members want. Its an exciting process!


The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

CUPE Manitoba Convention Thursday, April 21st to Saturday, April 23rd Keystone Centre

For more information, contact:

Kathy Maxon, CUPE Office, Brandon (204) 725-8888

Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications 942-0343, ext. 207 / cell. 223-6805