CUPE Manitoba holds annual convention in Dauphin, April 8 – 11

Dauphin – Over one hundred union activists from across Manitoba are gathering at Credit Union Place in Dauphin for the annual convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Manitoba.

“We are proud to host our annual convention here in Dauphin” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba “Dauphin has a rich history of progressive movements, from the groundbreaking guaranteed wage project to our union activists today”.

Speakers at this year’s convention include:

Wednesday, April 8

  • Eric Irwin, Mayor of Dauphin
  • Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba

Thursday, April 9

  • Kevin Rebeck, President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour
  • Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan
  • Paul Moist, CUPE National President

Friday, April 10

  • Pat Martin, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre
  • Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer

Saturday, April 11

  • Cindy Murdoch, Canadian Labour Congress

In Manitoba, the Canadian Union of Public Employees represents approximately 25,000 members working in health care facilities, personal care homes, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.