CUPE NB 60th Convention Begins Today

CUPE NB began its 60th annual convention this Tuesday evening, April 18. Convention will last until Saturday morning, April 22, more than 300 convention-goers will come from the four corners of the province to assemble at the Delta Beausejour convention hall in Moncton.

Delegates will debate resolutions, rally in support of teachers on Wednesday and hear speeches from multiple speakers such as CUPE National Officers Mark Hancock and Candace Rennick, Danielle Samson of the CLC and Daniel Legere, President of the NBFL.

Jane McAlevey, a well-known US union organizer and campaign strategist is the Keynote speaker for Friday. She will address the delegates via Zoom to talk about how we can build a fighting labour movement. Her presentation is centered around how to organize our locals and build mass support, bringing new workers into unions that wage mass strikes to fight anti-union employers and right-wing governments.