On International Workers Day, at the CUPE Manitoba convention today in Dauphin, MB, CUPE’s National President Mark Hancock announced that CUPE is now 750,000 members strong nationwide.

“This is an incredible milestone for our union, as we celebrate reaching three-quarters of a million members from coast to coast to coast,” said Hancock. “As our union grows, so too does our strength and our ability to fight for higher wages for workers and better public services for our communities across Canada.”

“It’s fitting that we are announcing this amazing milestone on International Workers’ Day,” said CUPE’s National Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. “As we grow our CUPE membership, we strengthen worker-to-worker solidarity. Right-wing governments are coming for public services and worker rights, and we will need to draw on the strength of each and every one of our members to fight to preserve them.”

CUPE is already Canada’s largest union, representing workers in every province working in airlines, child care, communications, education, emergency services, energy, health care, libraries, municipalities, post-secondary, social services, and transportation