Apr 28, 2015

CUPE BC kicks off ‘Proud, Strong, United’ convention in Vancouver

VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s biggest union—CUPE BC—kicks off its 52nd annual convention in Vancouver tomorrow night, as more than 600 delegates from across the province gather together at the Westin Bayshore.

Convention runs from 7 pm Wednesday, April 29 until 4 pm on Saturday, May 2.

WHAT:       52nd annual CUPE BC Convention

WHERE:    Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

WHEN:       7 pm, Wednesday, April 29 – 4 pm, Saturday, May 2



7 pm:          Convention opens with welcome from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, opening address from CUPE BC President Mark Hancock


11 am:        CUPE National President Paul Moist
2 pm:          NDP MP Libby Davies


10 am:       May Day presentation, salute to locked-out/striking CUPE workers
11 am:       CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury
2 pm:         Keynote Speaker Stephen Lewis, Professor of Distinction, Ryerson University
4 pm:         BC NDP Leader John Horgan


10 am:       Elections for president, secretary-treasurer, general vice president (4), trustee
1:30 pm:     International Solidarity Speaker Reyna Isabel Tejada Mateo, Regional Coordinator for CODEMUH, Honduras


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