Tuesday, April 3, 2001 (Fredericton) The New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will hold its annual convention from April 5-7 in Fredericton. More than two hundred delegates from all parts of the province will be in attendance.
Its been a tough year for our members, says Division President Susan Barton. But it has also been one in which our members have stood up and demanded respect. Whether we talk about court stenographers, hospital workers or ambulance workers as well as all those who have stood up to the bullying tactics of Premier Lord and his government, I am proud of the work we have done this year.
The Convention will open Thursday evening with a program that will include a performance of Enough! a play by the Iron Dale Ensemble Project on the subject of workload and work overload. Guest speakers on Friday, April 6 will include CUPE National President Judy Darcy (at 10:30 am) and National Secretary-Treasurer Geraldine McGuire.
Everyone who will attend the convention deserves admiration and respect for the very tough fights they have fought and the battles theyve won, says Judy Darcy. We have sent a message to Bernard Lord: CUPE New Brunswick is a fighting union. We proved it at the bargaining table, on the picket lines and in our workplaces.
The convention will be held at the Fredericton Inn at 1315 Regent Street.
CUPE is the largest union in NB, representing more than 19,000 workers
For more information: Laurie Kingston, CUPE Communications,
cell : 613-266-1415