CUPE Alberta to hold 50th Anniversary Convention in Fort McMurray

Media Advisory:

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 Inn & Conference Centre. The convention will address a number of issues of concern to the 35,000 CUPE members in the province, including: proposed changes to the Local Authorities Pension Plan, provincial budget cuts to education, seniors’ care and post secondary institutions, 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 & 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

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