Danny Cavanagh was first elected as president of CUPE Nova Scotia on April 27th, 2005 at the annual convention in Sydney. Danny is one of the longest serving members of the executive of CUPE Nova Scotia. He has held other positions on the executive starting as bulletin editor, than as recording secretary, moving to vice president and today as president of the division.

He is also president of his local, CUPE 734 the outside workers for the Town of Truro. The local has on average 40 members who work in streets, sidewalk, water treatment and distribution, sewer collection, parks and recreation and downtown maintenance. Brother Cavanagh works for the Town of Truro as a truck driver in the water distribution department. He holds provincial certifications of level 2 in water distribution, water treatment and in sewage collection. He has worked for the Town since March of 1980. Danny has been an active union member in his local since that time serving in many capacities in the local.

He lives in Truro Nova Scotia were he was born, raised and educated. Danny was also an original member of the national environment committee and the national literacy reference group. He was elected as the regional vice president serving Nova Scotia on the National executive board in October of 2005.

Danny and his wife have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. He is also a member of the New Democratic Party in Colchester North and believes strongly in the party and the fact they are the political voice for workers. He was a long time president of the Truro & District Labour Council. During that time he had his own local cable TV show which he produced and hosted. He also had a weekly column in the local paper on labour issues. Both the column and TV show were called “Labour Views”.