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Forty-seven sisters from all over Nova Scotia attended their province’s first ever women’s caucus meeting at a division convention.

During the meeting scheduled in the hour before the convention’s first full day of business, sisters prepared to debate one resolution calling for an equality representative to be hired for Nova Scotia and other resolutions in support of the National Women’s Task Force recommendations.

Several women members spoke at mics for the first time during this pre-convention caucus. Other sisters stood up and gave a quick lesson on speaking at mics. The experience for women in Nova Scotia was nothing short of a grand success.

During the afternoon debates on day one of convention women did speak at the mics. Slow to start, the debate finally found legs and resulted in unanimous approval of the National Women’s Task Force resolutions as well as the resolution on the equality position. Today CUPE women in Nova Scotia have a great deal to be proud of.