Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

September 29, 2011 12:40 ET

CUPE Local 759 introduces three new bursaries to commemorate former members

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2011) - The union representing Cape Breton Regional Municipality outside workers is commemorating former members.

CUPE Local President Mike Mombourquette says, "The bursaries are in memory of John Berezuk, who passed away while on the job at Transit and Calvin Michalik who also recently passed away."

"The third bursary is in memory of Local 759 members who were off work with various illnesses and passed away," he says.

All three bursaries are for $500 and applications have been made available to union members. They will be drawn at the union's January meeting.

The bursaries are available to union members in good standing, their spouses, children and grandchildren and must be used for any form of post-secondary education.

Contact Information

  • Mike Mombourquette
    President, Local 759
    (902) 578-9557 (Cell)

    John Evans
    CUPE National Rep.
    (902) 317-1142 (Cell)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)