Division Convention

May 27 to May 30, 2018 – Delta Halifax & Casino Nova Scotia. 

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Daily Bulletins

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Sunday, May 27

Monday, May 28

Tuesday, May 29



4 – 6:30 PM Registration (Across from the Bluenose Room Casino NS)
5:45 – 6:45 PM New Delegates Orientation – How convention works, parliamentary and convention procedures  (Compass Room, Casino Nova Scotia)
7 PM ·      Call to order

·      Welcome

·      National Anthem

·      Reading of the Equality Statement

·      Introductions of CUPE NS executive and guests

·      Convention Call

·      Constitution and Rules of Order

·      1st Credentials Committee Report


·      Communications Editor

·      Equity Vice-President

·      Recording Secretary

·      Sydney Area Vice-President

·      New Glasgow Area Vice-President

·      Halifax Area Vice-President

·      Yarmouth Area Vice-President

9 PM to Midnight Hospitality Room (Baronet Ball Room, Delta Halifax, 8th Floor)
8 AM Young Workers’ Caucus  (Compass Room, Casino Nova Scotia)
8:30 AM Registration
9 AM ·      Call to Order

·      Welcome remarks from Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality

·      Toast to Public Water

·      2ND Credentials Committee Report

·      CUPE NS President’s Report

·      CUPE NS Vice-President’s Report

·      CUPE NS Treasurer’s Report

·      Trustees’ Report

11 AM Panel Discussion – “Does Voting Matter?”


·      Tammy Martin, MLA for Cape Breton Centre

·      Sue Leblanc, MLA for Dartmouth North

·      Lisa Blackburn, HRM Councillor for District 14

Moderator: Archana Rampure, Senior Officer Political Action, CUPE National

12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM ·      Convention reconvenes

·      Guest Speaker – Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the Federal NDP

2 PM Constitutional Amendments and Resolutions
4 PM to Adjournment Elections Forum
Chair: Jacquie Bramwell, Regional Director
6 PM Meet & Greet  (Baronet Room, Delta Halifax, 8th Floor)
7 PM Banquet and presentation of annual awards

·      Sister Barbara Kowalski Literacy Award

·      CUPE NS Health & Safety Award

·      CUPE NS Steward of the Year Award

8 AM Women’s Caucus  (Compass Room)
8:30 AM Late Registration
9 AM ·      Call to Order

·      Constitutional and Resolutions Committee

11:00 AM Mark Hancock, CUPE National President
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch sponsored by CUPE National (Baronet Room, Delta Halifax)

Topic: CUPE National Task Force on Governance

1:30 PM ·      Convention reconvenes

·      Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer

Report: Donna McCarthy, Human Rights Committee Chairperson

Topic: SINTRACUAVALLE Columbia Water Workers’ Union

Report: Dianne Frittenburg and Dave Dort, co-chairs

Topic: CUPE NS Committee Review Adhoc Working Group

2 PM Constitutional Amendments and Resolutions
4:30 PM Adjournment
8:30 AM Late Registration
9:00 AM
  • Call to Order
  • Final Credential Committee Report
  • Constable Shaun Carvey, Halifax Regional Police – Drowsy Driving
  • Danny Cavanagh, President, NS Federation of Labour
  • Constitutional Amendments and Resolutions
  • Pension Committee Survey Report
9:30 AM Elections of Officers

Chair: Jacquie Bramwell

Vice-President 2-year term
Secretary-Treasurer 2-year term
Communications Editor 2-year term
Equity Vice-President 1-year term (by-election)
Area Vice-President 2-year term (Sydney and New Glasgow)

Forms and contact information are available in the Pre-Convention Call.

Photos and updates can be seen on social media.