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Regina: The Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold a media scrum tomorrow, March 3, at 10 a.m. in conjunction with our first national meeting of more than 260 CUPE education workers.

The scrum will take place adjacent to the Wascana Ballroom (on the main floor) at the Regina Inn.

CUPE represents more than 100,000 education workers across the country, including 6,200 in Saskatchewan. Our school support workers include: teacher assistants, secretaries, caretakers, social workers, bus drivers, community school co-ordinators, and library assistants.

Over the three day conference, CUPE school support workers will discuss some of the pressing issues they face working in the education system. Barbara Coloroso, one of the keynote speakers, is at the conference to talk about bullying and strategies to break the cycle of violence.

Both CUPE National President Paul Moist and Barbara Coloroso will talk to the media about the conference themes at the scrum at 10 a.m.

Also on Tuesday, CUPE National researcher Paul O’Donnell, will present an overview of the education sector at 8:30 a.m., while Barbara Coloroso will present her major speech on violence in our schools at 10:30 a.m.  Both sessions are open to the media.

CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux will give closing remarks on Wednesday, March 4, at 11 a.m.

The conference is taking place in the Wascana Ballroom at the Regina Inn, 1975 Broad Street, Regina.


For more information please contact:
Beth Smillie – (306) 229-4908