Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

April 30, 2010 10:33 ET

Media Advisory: Cavanagh to Speak at May Day Event in Halifax

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) - The President of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, will join other labour and community activists in Halifax tomorrow to Celebrate May Day, the international day to recognize workers and their contributions to society.

CUPE and other Canadian Labour Congress affiliates – including the Canadian Postal Workers Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada - will bring their pension campaign "Retirement Security for Everyone" to the May Day activities.

Labour is calling for the protection of defined benefit pension plans everywhere and for the enhancement of the Canada Pension Plan to ensure retirement security for all Canadians.

(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: The rally and march will start at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 1st, at Victoria Park in Halifax. A Festival-Forum will follow at 2:30 pm at the Mi'Kmaq Friendship Centre at 2158 Gottingen Street.)

Contact Information

  • CUPE Nova Scotia
    Danny Cavanagh
    President
    902-957-0822 (Cell)
    or
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    John McCracken
    902-455-4180 (o)