FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the largest union in the province with 24,000 members, will gather about 250 delegates in Fredericton from March 25-27 for its 47th annual convention.
Among key issues, participants will discuss:
- Plans for provincial bargaining covering 10,000 CUPE members working in social services, education, general trades and labour, and as court stenographers;
- Political action in preparation for the September 2010 provincial elections;
- Ways to promote progressive taxation as the bedrock for public services;
- And, in the context of Canada’s pension crisis, solutions to ensure Canadians have decent, secure retirement income.
WHAT: CUPE New Brunswick 47th Annual Convention
- CUPE National President Paul Moist will host a forum on pensions at 5:30 p.m. and address delegates at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday
- CUPE NB President Daniel Légère will present his report at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday
- Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff will address delegates at 9:00 a.m. on Friday
- CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux will deliver remarks at 2:30 p.m. on Friday
- N.B. Federation of Labour President Michel Boudreau will address delegates at 3:30 p.m. on Friday
WHEN: March 25-27, 2010
WHERE: Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton, N.B.
For more information:
Daniel Légère, CUPE NB President, 506-869-0424
Stephen Howard, CUPE Communications, 613-889-0517