Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 01, 2010 10:37 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE Kingston Office to Honour Long-Time Kingston Labour Activists-Building Dedication Ceremony on Monday October 4

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2010) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will officially name the local CUPE Kingston area office as the J. Ed Scott Building in honour of his life-long work, commitment and dedication to Kingston's labour movement and community on Monday, October 4, at 615 Norris Court, Kingston, Ontario.

Brother Scott established the CUPE Kingston Office in the early 70's and for over 25 years he organized and serviced area CUPE members with passion and pride. Brother Scott retired in 1996 and will attend the dedication ceremony along with members of his family.

CUPE will also honour two other local labour activists by dedicating the office boardrooms as The Anderson Boardroom in memory of Madeline Anderson, one of the first women CUPE staff representatives in Kingston, and a past president of the City of Kingston inside workers. The second boardroom will be named The Dumbleton Boardroom, in honour of Sister Linda Dumbleton, a local activist out of Queen's University Library and a long-time CUPE staff representative in Kingston.

CUPE National Secretary Treasurer Claude Généreux will officially dedicate the building to the three labour activists at Monday's ceremony. "On behalf of over 600,000 CUPE members across Canada, I am honoured to dedicate our Kingston area office to three of our life-long labour activists," said Généreux. "It is important to take the time to honour our past labour leaders and their achievements, which we still enjoy today, as we move forward together in a strong labour movement."

Who? Claude Généreux, CUPE National Secretary Treasurer
  Officially dedicate the CUPE Kingston Area Office as
  the J. Ed Scott Building
What? CUPE Kingston Area Office dedication ceremony
When? Monday, October 4, at 1:30 pm
Where? 615 Norris Court, Kingston, Ontario

CUPE represents over 7,000 members in the Kingston area. CUPE members in local municipalities, health care, university, schools, social services, libraries and other sectors provide quality public services to area residents, helping build stronger communities.

Contact Information

  • CUPE
    Barbara Williams
    CUPE National Representative
    James Chai
    CUPE Communications