EDMONTON – The Alberta Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will hold its convention at the Medicine Hat Lodge this week.
CUPE represents 30,000 mostly public sector employees in the municipal, education, health care and other fields.
CUPE Alberta President D’Arcy Lanovaz said delegates would be addressing the issues of leasing public schools, the Trade and Investment Agreement between Alberta and BC, and the continuing effects of the economic boom on public services.
Media are welcome to attend any part of the convention. Agenda highlights include:
Wednesday, March 21
11:00 am – Address by CUPE National President Paul Moist
2:00 pm – Diana Gibson, Parkland Institute. Subject: Public Private Partnerships
Thursday, March 22
9:00 am – Claude Généreux, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer
3:30 pm – Ellen Gould, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – speaking on the Trade and Investment Mobilization Agreement
Friday March 23
11:30 am – Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour
Contact: Lou Arab
For more information about CUPE Alberta, visit www.alberta.cupe.ca