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BRANDON Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees are going to be showing their community spirit at worksite events and supporting the baseball home team this week in Brandon.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5), CUPE members will be at Fairview Home on 13th Street and on Wednesday, theyll be at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on McTavish Avenue.

On both days, CUPE members will proudly display the colourful exhibit: At the Crossroads Medicare: yesterday, today and tomorrow. The exhibit, commissioned by CUPE and produced by the Workers Arts and Heritage Center of Ontario, shows the history behind Medicare and explains what health care was like before we had a universal public health care system.

In addition, Tuesday evening is CUPE night at the Marlins baseball game. CUPE members will be out in force supporting the Brandon home team.

Our members are a vital part of our community, said CUPE representative Nancy Garrioch. The work they do in health care, long-term care, municipalities, education, social services and child care, and utilities makes Brandon a better place to live.

Garrioch said the CUPE days will close with a for members only day on Wednesday, June 6th. Tables will be set up at all Brandon Regional Health Authority facilities and executives of CUPE Local 4242 will be on hand to chat with members.

More than 5,500 CUPE members work in and around the Brandon area at more than 85 workplaces.

CUPE is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men across the country. In Manitoba, the Canadian Union of Public Employees represents 24,000 members.

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For more information, contact:
Nancy Garrioch, CUPE staff representative Brandon: 725-8888

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