CUPE New Brunswick’s 53rd  Annual Convention will be held at the Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, N.B. on April 20-23, 2016.

Wednesday, April 20
10:00 a.m. New Delegate workshop
10:00 a.m. Registration begins
1:00 p.m. Convention session
9:00 p.m. Social event

Thursday, April 21
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Convention session
9:00 p.m. Social event

Friday, April 22
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Convention session
9:00 p.m. Dance

Saturday, April 23
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Convention session


From local unions paying per capita on 100 members or less – two (2) delegates and one (1) additional delegate for each additional 100 members or portion thereof.

From District Councils or Provincial Councils of Unions, or Provincial Occupational Groups, the basis of representation shall be one (1) delegate per Provincial Council or group.  Representation from District Councils or Provincial Councils of Unions or Provincial Occupational Groups must hold.


You can register your delegates by mail, e-mail  or click here to register online. Register prior to March 20th, 2016 to help us in our planning and to allow sufficient materials to be prepared and sent to delegates in advance.


The registration fee is $100.00 for each delegate or alternate delegate attending. If registering by mail, enclose your cheque with the delegate registration forms. If registering by internet, please mail payment to Secretary-treasurer Minerva Porelle as registration fees must be paid at the time of registration. Please make cheques payable to “CUPE New Brunswick”.

Observer’s registration –  See information and form with links at the bottom of this page.

Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments

All resolutions to be considered at the convention must be submitted prior to January 19th, 2016 according to Constitution and By-Laws Article 4.7. All resolutions must be signed by the presiding officer and secretary of the affiliate. Emergency resolutions dealing with matters that have arisen less than ninety (90) days prior to the opening of the convention may be considered only with the consent of a two-thirds majority vote of the Convention,


A block of rooms has been reserved until March 22nd at the Fredericton Inn starting at a rate of $99.00. Please indicate that you are with CUPE NB (group CUPNB16M) when making reservations.

Phone: (506) 455-1430 or 1-800-561-8777
Fax: (506) 458-5448
On line:

Convention Assistance

Local Unions having less than twenty-five (25) members may make application to the CUPE New Brunswick Executive Committee for financial assistance with transportation to assist in sending a delegate to convention. The CUPE New Brunswick Executive is empowered to authorize payment.

Mail registrations and resolutions prior to March 20th, 2016 to:

CUPE NB Secretary Treasurer
Minerva Porelle
11 McKnight Road
Valley Road, NB E3L 4V4

Locals in Arrears

CUPE New Brunswick requirement: To be entitled to representation at the Convention, a local union shall have its per capita to CUPE NB paid up to and including the month of December, 2015.

CUPE National requirement: Article 6.7 of the CUPE National Constitution stipulates that any organization in arrears for two or more months to CUPE National will not be allowed representation to conventions at any level of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. This means locals must be paid to CUPE National up to and including the month of January, 2016.

Convention information

Proposed resolutions