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Exciting lineup for CUPE Ontario 53rd Annual Convention

The CUPE Ontario Convention is less than a week away. With an action-packed lineup of guest speakers, political action and social events, you won’t want to miss a single minute. We have record numbers of attendees this year—walk-in registration will be limited, so get there early!

If it’s your first time at Convention, make sure to take in the New Member Orientation at 5:00pm on Tuesday evening. Women at the Mic is another must-attend session if you’re at all nervous about speaking up at Convention. Remember, this is your opportunity to shape the political direction of your union.

It’s also very important that you pack something purple to wear on Wednesday. We will be doing a mass social media action as part of the #FLYpurplewave campaign for airline safety. Bring a purple hat, shirt, or scarf and show your solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the airline sector!

Here are a few highlights from our upcoming Convention:

Wednesday morning
CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn
CUPE National President Mark Hancock
#FLYpurplewave solidarity action

Wednesday afternoon
Health and Safety Award
CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick
CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury

Thursday morning
Election of President
Election of Secretary-Treasurer
Sandy Hudson, Black Lives Matter Toronto

Thursday afternoon
Sisters in Solidarity Award & Racialized Workers Award
Election of VPs
OFL President Chris Buckley

Thursday evening
International Solidarity Forum

Friday morning
Election of Board Members at Large

Friday afternoon
Taking Back What’s Ours—Mass Anti-Privatization Rally
Injured Workers Award
Keynote Speaker: Avi Lewis, documentary filmmaker and co-author of the Leap Manifesto

Friday evening
Dance/Social

Note that the Fellowship Room will be open from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

Check out http://cupe.on.ca/convention2016/ for the full agenda and many, many more events and times for caucus meetings and debate on resolutions, which continues through Saturday.

We encourage all attendees to download our new Convention app, available in both English and French on the web and in all 4 app stores. Choose sessions and add them to your personal schedule, find the exact locations of meetings and booths, read delegate kit documents on your device, discover cultural events, and more!

App stores:
French:    Google    Apple    BlackBerry     Windows
English:    Google    Apple    BlackBerry     Windows

Can’t attend in person? Sign up to watch on just about any device connected to the internet. You’ll be alerted when to join us for great speakers, award ceremonies, and more.

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