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WINNIPEG, MB. – About 1,700 the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) delegates in Winnipeg for their biennial national convention are rallying against poverty today, as part of their ‘building communities’ campaign.

The rally is planned for 12:15 today outside the Winnipeg Convention Centre, at the York Street entrance.

Though the union represents support workers employed by municipalities, hospitals and school divisions across Canada, they want to speak out against the level of poverty in Canada.

We’re rallying to demonstrate our resolve to reduce poverty and protect the public services that make our communities stronger and more equitable,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist.

WHAT: Communities Day Rally
WHERE: Convention Centre
WHEN: Wed., Oct. 5 at 12:15 PM

Highlights for tomorrow:

The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents more than 540,000 women and men. CUPE members work in health care, education, municipalities, social services, electrical utilities, airlines and more.

The full convention schedule is available at cupe.ca.


David Robbins
CUPE communications
(613) 878-1431 (cell)