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REGINA- The National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Paul Moist, is in Regina tomorrow to meet with workers to discuss the challenges facing the labour movement. This visit is part of a national tour with the Canadian Labour Congress to discuss how labour councils can adapt to the changing political environment.

Moist is available to speak about defending free collective bargaining rights and the rights of the free trade union movement in light of recent attacks at both the federal and provincial levels.  In Saskatchewan, unions are studying the omnibus Bill 85, The Saskatchewan Employment Act that combines 12 legislative Acts, including Labour Standards, Occupational Health and Safety, and The Trade Union Act.  

Moist is available to comment on P3 privatization and the impact on communities across the country.  The City of Regina announced on Friday that they are considering building the wastewater treatment plant using P3 Canada (privatization) funds.  The plant will not only be privately funded, designed and built – a 30-year operation contract will be handed to a private company.

With around 625,000 members across Canada, CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines. CUPE is the largest union in Saskatchewan, representing over 29,000 members who work at health care facilities, school boards, municipalities, universities, libraries, community-based organizations and various boards and agencies.

Where: Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Time: Noon to 4:30 p.m. (please call to book a time)


For more information, please contact:

Janet Szliske
CUPE Communications
Cell 604-454-7293