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WINNIPEGMore than 300 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees from around the province meet in Winnipeg this week for the unions 38th convention which begins Thursday at the International Inn.

Convention highlights include a visit from Premier Gary Doer and CUPEs National President Judy Darcy.

Darcy is scheduled to address delegates Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Premier Gary Doer will speak Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., delegates will light candles in an April 28th Day of Mourning ceremony for workers killed or injured on the job.

CUPE Manitobas 38th annual convention runs Thursday, April 26 through Saturday at the International Inn, 1808 Wellington.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than 495,000 women and men across the country. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 23,000 members in health care, education, municipalities, social services, child cares, utilities, libraries and emergency services.

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For more information, contact:
Allen Bleich, CUPE Manitoba Coordinator
Doreen Meyer, CUPE Communications
Cell: 781-8781

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