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CUPE Nova Scotia will hold its 49th annual convention in Yarmouth, Sunday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 25 at the Rodd Grand.   Convention proceedings will get underway at 7:00 pm, April 22.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union, representing over 618,000 working women and men across the country, including some 18,000 here in Nova Scotia. 

Guest speakers include:

• Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia, 11:10 am, April 23

• Francisca Castro, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, the Philippines, 10:30 am, April 23

• Christine Saulnier, of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), 12:00 pm, April 23 (Guest speaker at Women’s Committee Luncheon)

• Paul Moist, CUPE National President, 1:30 pm, April 23

• Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer, 1:30 pm, April 24

• Rick Clarke, President, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, 7 p.m. April 22

Among the issues being discussed and debated at convention will be the latest federal and provincial budgets, the Canada European Trade Agreement (CETA) and the continued fight to reform the Canada Pension Plan.