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Yarmouth, NSCUPE Nova Scotia will hold its 53rd Convention in Yarmouth from April 24 to April 27 at the Rodd Hotel and Convention Centre. The convention will address a number of issues of concern to the 19,000 CUPE members and their families in the province, including the recent provincial budget, privatization threats, Bill 148 and other regressive pieces of legislation from the McNeil government.

Media are welcome to attend and report on events.

Highlights include:

  • April 24, 7:00 pm – Call to Order by Acting President, Dianne Frittenburg
  • April 25, 9:00 am – Greetings from Yarmouth Mayor, Pam Mood
  • April 25, 11:00 am – CUPE National President, Mark Hancock
  • April 25, 1:15 pm – Nova Scotia Health Care Network – Vice President, Ian Johnston
  • April 25, 2:00 pm – Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer
  • April 26, 10:00 am – Gary Burrill, Leader NS NDP
  • April 26, 11:00 am – Danny Cavanagh, President NS Federation of Labour
  • April 26, 12:00 noon – Global Justice Luncheon: Guest Speaker, Dr. Bdir Hussein on Syrian refugee relocation efforts in Yarmouth
  • April 27, 9:30 am – Election of CUPE NS Officers, presided over by CUPE Atlantic Regional Director, Jacquie Bramwell

CUPE is Nova Scotia’s second largest union and represents over 19,000 women and men throughout the province’s public sector.