Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

April 21, 2016 11:36 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE Nova Scotia to hold 53rd convention in Yarmouth

YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2016) - CUPE Nova Scotia will hold its 53rd Convention in Yarmouth from April 24 to April 27 at the Rodd Hotel and Convention Centre.

The convention will address a number of issues of concern to the 19,000 CUPE members and their families in the province, including the recent provincial budget, privatization threats, Bill 148 and other regressive pieces of legislation from the McNeil government.

Media are welcome to attend and report on events. Highlights include:

April 24,7:00 pm - Call to Order by Acting President, Dianne Frittenburg
April 25, 9:00 am - Greetings from Yarmouth Mayor, Pam Mood
April 25, 11:00 am - CUPE National President, Mark Hancock
April 25, 1:15 pm - Nova Scotia Health Care Network - Vice President, Ian Johnston
April 25, 2:00 pm - Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer
April 26, 10:00 am - Gary Burrill, Leader NS NDP
April 26, 11:00 am - Danny Cavanagh, President NS Federation of Labour
April 26, 12:00 noon - Global Justice Luncheon: Guest Speaker, Dr. Bdir Hussein on Syrian refugee relocation efforts in Yarmouth
April 27, 9:30 am - Election of CUPE NS Officers, presided over by CUPE Atlantic Regional Director, Jacquie Bramwell

CUPE is Nova Scotia's second largest union and represents over 19,000 women and men throughout the province's public sector.

Contact Information

  • John McCracken
    CUPE Atlantic Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057 (Cell)