Wayne Lucas

CUPE NL to hold 44rd annual convention April 30 to May 2 in St. John’s

creynolds News Release

The 44th annual CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Convention gets underway at 9 a.m. Monday, April 30 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s and runs through to Wednesday, May 2.

Wayne LucasThis will be the final convention for CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas, who will begin his retirement with the election of a new division president on Wednesday.

Lucas has been a CUPE member for 40 years, having started his career as a school board worker in 1978. He also served as general vice-president for the Atlantic Maritime Region from 1997 to 2001. He has served as the president of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador for the past 26 years.


9:30 a.m.         Guest Speaker – Mark Hancock, CUPE National President

2:00 p.m.         Guest Speaker – Mary Shortall, NL Federation of Labour President


9:00 a.m.         Guest Speaker – Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer

11:00 a.m.       Guest Speaker – Gerry Rogers, Leader, NL New Democratic Party

1:30 p.m.         Guest Speaker – Alex Furlong, Regional Director, CLC Atlantic Region

2:00 p.m.         Guest Speaker – Daniel Légère, CUPE General Vice-President


9:30 a.m.         Election of Officers