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(Sydney) CUPE Nova Scotia will hold its 41st annual convention in Sydney, Monday, April 25 through Wednesday, April 27 at the Delta Hotel.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 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 9:30 a.m., April 25.

Guest speakers include:

  • Darrell Dexter, N.S. NDP Leader (11:30 a.m. Monday, April 25)
  • Paul Moist, CUPE National President (2:00 p.m. Monday, April 25)
  • Rick Clarke, President Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 26)
  • Claude Gnreux, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer (2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26)

Among the issues being discussed and debated at convention will be: the current fight by school board workers in Nova Scotia to achieve wage parity, fighting P3s and further privatization of public services, taking on right-wing governments from Newfoundland to B.C., the move toward a not-for-profit child care system across the country, same sex marriages and many others.

For information:
Betty Jean Sutherland, President, CUPE Nova Scotia, (902) 759-6382 (Cell), (902)222-8457 (Cell);
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep., (902)455-4180 (o);
David Robbins, CUPE Communications Rep., (613) 878-1431 (Cell), (For interviews with Paul Moist)