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(Halifax) CUPE Nova Scotia will hold its 41st annual convention in Halifax, Sunday, April 18 through Wednesday, April 21 at The Westin Hotel on Hollis Street.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union, representing over half-a-million working women and men across the country, including more than 15,000 here in Nova Scotia. Convention proceedings will get underway at 10:00 am Monday, April 19th.

  • When:
    10:00 a.m. Monday, April 19 through to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 21

  • Where:
    The Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis St., Halifax, Atlantic Ballroom

Guest speakers include:

  • Rick Clarke, President Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (11:30 a.m. Monday, April 19)

  • Paul Moist, CUPE National President (2:00 p.m. Monday, April 19)

  • Darrell Dexter, N.S. NDP Leader (10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 20)

  • Claude Gnreux, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer (2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 20)

Among the issues being discussed and debated at convention will be; the fight against P3s and further privatization of public services, taking on right-wing governments from Newfoundland to B.C., defeating Paul Martin and the Liberals in the upcoming federal election and much more.

For information:
Betty Jean Sutherland
President, CUPE Nova Scotia
(902) 759-6382 (Cell)
496-8585 (The Westin, after 6pm Friday)
John McCracken
CUPE Communications Rep.
455-4180 (o)
222-8457 (Cell)