Convention 2024 – Day 4 Bulletin

CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen opened the fourth and final day of Convention 2024 by making a few announcements to the delegates. First, she shared that the upcoming All-Committees meeting would be held from October 3rd-5th, 2024 at the Inn on Prince in Truro. She also revealed to the room that next year’s Convention will have an exclusively online registration process, and that the convention call would only be sent out to locals via email. Finally, McFadgen reported that the division would arrange a method to purchase the remarkably popular sweatshirts that were initially only available as gifts to delegates in attendance.

The credentials committee reported on the morning’s attendance for the final time at Convention, followed by the presentation of the Steward of the Year award to a very deserving recipient, Heather Cameron. Delegates then passed a constitutional amendment for the last time at this year’s Convention.

CUPE Nova Scotia Secretary Treasurer Donna van Kroonenburg had a lot of fun spinning a virtual wheel to determine the winners of various prizes. A 50/50 draw was held by the Women’s Committee, and Bob Keays from Higgins Insurance conducted draws for even more prizes! The prizes didn’t end there, as Global Justice Committee chair Cheryl Burbidge held draws for Breaking the Silence coffee, courtesy of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op.

The Human Rights Committee announced that their school supply drive was quite successful, ensuring an impactful donation would be made to the Emmanuel Food Bank of the Spryfield/Herring Cove area.

CUPE’s Atlantic Regional Director Tracey Pinder shared her report with delegates, highlighting her pride in the division’s accomplishments and appreciation for the efforts of the executive board and staff. Pinder described the challenges our union faces and will continue to face in the immediate future, as well as the strategies that will be deployed to confront them.

At the conclusion of Convention, elections were held for trustees, as well as to fill several seats on CUPE Nova Scotia’s executive board. The results of these elections will be published promptly in an upcoming post.

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