CUPE Alberta to hold 50th Anniversary Convention in Fort McMurray


EDMONTON – The Alberta Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold its 50th Anniversary Convention in Fort McMurray March 20-22 at the Sawridge Hotel.

The convention will address a number of issues of concern to the 35,000 CUPE members in the province, including: proposed cuts to the Local Authorities Pension Plan, reductions in public sector wages and benefits, cuts to the funding of education and health care, upcoming municipal and school district elections, and the poor quality of long term care in Alberta.

In addition, delegates will celebrate CUPE’s 50th Anniversary in the province.

Media are welcome to attend and report on events.

Dates:   March 20-22, 2013
Place:    Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, 530 Mackenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray

March 20th, 11:00am       Address by CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts
March 21st, 9:00 am         Address by CUPE National President Paul Moist
March 21st, 11:00 am       Address by Linda Duncan, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Strathcona)
March 21st, 2:30 pm         Address by Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour
March 22nd, 11:00 am      Election of officers

Contact: Lou Arab
Communications Representative