(Yarmouth) – CUPE Nova Scotia will hold its 44th annual convention in Yarmouth, Sunday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 25 at the Rodd Grand Hotel. More than 150 delegates from CUPE locals around the province are expected to attend./>
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union, representing over half-a-million working women and men across the country, including almost 16,000 here in Nova Scotia. Convention proceedings will get underway at 9:30 am, April 23.
Guest speakers include:
- Darrell Dexter, N.S. NDP Leader (April 23rd , 10:30 a.m.)
- Paul Moist, CUPE National President (April 23rd, 1:30 p.m.)
- Rick Clarke, President Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (April 24th, 11:30 a.m.)
- Claude Genereux, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer (April 24th, 1:30 p.m.)
Among the issues being discussed and debated at convention will be the recent provincial budget, further privatization of health care and other public services, other forms of privatization and contracting out – like P3’s - and the ongoing fight to establish a public child care system across the country. For information:
President, CUPE Nova Scotia
(902) 958-0822 (cell)
CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o)
(902) 222-8457 (cell)
CUPE Communications Director
(For interviews with Paul Moist)
(613) 237-1590 (o)