MEDIA ADVISORY: Annual Convention of CUPE Saskatchewan to get underway

REGINA – Delegates representing over 30,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in the province will gather at the annual convention of CUPE Saskatchewan on March 6 to 8, 2019, at the Delta Hotel in downtown Regina.

CUPE is the largest union in Saskatchewan, representing employees working in a variety of public service occupations including: health care, K-12 school system, universities, libraries, municipalities, community-based organizations, and various boards and agencies.

Highlights of the three-and-a-half-day convention include: a panel discussion on the privatization of public services and the provincial government’s push for a P3 privatization bonanza at the expense of Saskatchewan residents, solidarity with CUPE Local 1975 in demanding the U of S take their paws off members’ pensions and negotiate, the centennial anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, and debunking the myths of a representative workforce after government cancellation of partnership agreements to increase Indigenous employment.

The annual convention also includes reports from provincial and national union officers, elections to union leadership positions, and resolutions on a variety of issues affecting public sector workers in Saskatchewan.

Media are welcome to attend and can register at the Convention Office located in Campania A (Convention Level, second floor).

Agenda information is available by consulting the Convention Program.

Media contact: Nathan Markwart at 306-537-9426