Media Advisory - CUPE BC's 44th annual convention set for Victoria, May 9-12

    VICTORIA, BC, April 27 /CNW/ - More than 500 delegates are expected to
attend the 44th annual convention of the B.C. division of the Canadian Union
of Public Employees, to be held May 9-12 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
    Guest speakers will include CUPE National president Paul Moist (May 10,
11 a.m.), CUPE National secretary-treasurer Claude Généreux (May 11, 11 a.m.),
federal NDP leader Jack Layton (May 11, 1:30 p.m.), BC NDP leader Carole James
(May 10, 1:30 p.m.) and BC Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair
(May 12, 11 a.m.).
    This is an election year at convention, with the positions of president,
secretary-treasurer, general vice-presidents, trustee and diversity
vice-presidents all going to a delegate vote. Also this year, a presentation
by CUPE's National Women's Task Force will focus on recommendations to
strengthen the union, based on a nationwide survey and face-to-face meetings
with 2,300 members in 121 communities across Canada.

    WHEN:     Wednesday, May 9 until Saturday, May 12, 2007
    WHERE:    Victoria Convention Centre

For further information:

For further information: Dan Gawthrop, CUPE Communications, (604)
999-6132 (cell) or (604) 291-1940

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