Media Advisory - From Survival to Success - Health and Safety activists meet in St John's

    ST. JOHN'S, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Record number of activists are
attending the Canadian Union of Public Employees' (CUPE) 10th National Health
and Safety Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador from
October 23 - 26.
    This conference will offer dynamic national and international speakers at
the heart of the conference, with daily plenary sessions in which CUPE members
will be energized with fresh ideas, information and actions.

    Highlights of the conference include

    - An all star cast of Health and Safety speakers, including:
      Dr. Katherine Lippel, Professor of Law University of Ottawa - speaking
      on psychological harassment and bullying; Dr. James Brophy, Researcher
      at the University of Windsor will provide examples of tools and
      successes in health and safety in Canada and internationally;
      Dr. Barbara Neis, Professor at Memorial University will discuss the
      impact of restructuring and globalization on women's health; and Nancy
      Lessin from the U.S. will explore management plans to isolate workers.

    - A host of workshops ranging from Privatization and Health and Safety to
      Current Threats - Harassment, Bullying, Violence, Pandemic Influenza
      and Asbestos.

    The conference is open to the media and registration is on site.

    When:  October 23 - 26

    Where: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Workshops are being held at
           the Fairmont NL, Delta St. John's and plenary sessions with guest
           speakers are being held at the St. John's Convention Centre

For further information:

For further information: John McCracken, CUPE Communications, (902)
880-8057 (Cell or Text)

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