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BRANDON – More than a hundred CUPE members who work in Manitoba’s schools will meet this weekend, starting Friday, October 26th, at Brandon’s Keystone Centre to discuss upcoming issues facing the province’s school sector employees.

CUPE members know that there are a lot of changes on the horizon for Manitoba’s school divisions with all the talk about mergers and amalgamations,” says Terry Egan, Chair of CUPE’s School Division Steering Committee. “What we want to talk about is how those changes will potentially affect the important work our members do in our province’s schools.”

CUPE has about 3,800 members who work as teacher assistants, para-professionals, library technicians, clericals, bus drivers, custodians, and mechanics in Manitoba’s many school divisions.

CUPE Manitoba President Paul Moist says members want to make sure that they have a voice in how any proposed changes are implemented.

While our members know that change is a fact of life, they just want what other workers in Manitoba’s schools want – to be treated like the professionals they are and get fair recognition for the work they do which benefits students,” Moist says.

  • WHEN FRIDAY, OCT. 26 thru SUNDAY, OCT. 27

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union representing more than a half-million women and men across the country. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members in health care, education, municipalities, social services, child care, utilities, libraries and emergency services.

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For more information, contact:
Terry Egan, Chair, CUPE School Division Steering Committee
Cell: (204) 795-9901
Paul Moist, CUPE Manitoba President
Cell: (204) 981-2873