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.
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