Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

February 15, 2011 08:30 ET

CUPE Municipal Workers to Discuss Public Services and Privatization at Toronto Meeting

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2011) - Municipal workers from across Canada will be in Toronto, Feb. 16 – 18, to tackle key issues facing the sector.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) members will examine ways to deliver quality public services to Canada's communities in the face of underfunding, privatization and trade agreements which threaten to undermine those services. The theme of the conference is Building Community.

CUPE is Canada's largest union, with over 600,000 members across the country and more than 150,000 in the municipal sector. As Canada's community union, CUPE members work in libraries, child care facilities, pools and rinks, pick up garbage and recycling and make sure our water is safe to drink.

WHEN: Feb. 16 - Feb. 18, 2011
TIME: Sessions will be open to the media during the morning plenary sessions from 9 a.m. to noon on each of the three days.
WHO: Keynote speakers include:
  Paul Moist, CUPE national president
  Feb. 16, 9 a.m.
  Amanda Tattersall, author of Power in Coalition and Director of the Sydney Alliance (Australia)
  Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m.
  Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University
  Feb. 18, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen Street West,
  Toronto, Ontario

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