Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

January 07, 2014 14:00 ET

CUPE's Lisa Mason elected president of South Shore District Labour Council

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 7, 2014) -

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CUPE Local 3936 President Lisa Mason is the newly-elected president of the South Shore District Labour Council.

Mason was elected January 6. She takes over from long-time president Bud Johnson. She is both the first woman to be elected to that position as well as the youngest worker to have been elected president, at age 31.

Mason is a home support worker with the Lunenburg County Home Support Services Society.

As well, CUPE Local 1933 President Dianne Frittenburg was elected as Vice-President of the Labour Council.

Says Mason, "I am really excited to take on this new challenge. Along with the other labour councils across Nova Scotia, we have a number of pressing issues that are facing workers and their families.

"Everything from improving the Canada Pension Plan, reversing the attack on Employment Insurance from the Harper Government and making sure that women and other equality-seeking groups continue to see improvements in their working lives - these issues need to be front and centre in our province and our country."

CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says, "We are encouraged to see our elected leaders in CUPE taking up the charge for organized labour in the region. Both Lisa and Dianne will do a great job representing workers and making sure workers' voices are heard loud and clear on the South Shore."

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