175 CUPE delegates gather in Truro Nova Scotia for All-Committees Conference
TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2012) - CUPE activists and local presidents from across Nova Scotia have gathered in Truro this weekend for their biennial All-Committees Conference - and President Danny Cavanagh says the economic impact of this event will be significant for the town.
Says Cavanagh, himself a Truro resident and small-business owner, "We've filled one of Truro's biggest hotels and the overflow guests have had to go to two or three others. These conference participants arrived here on Thursday and are staying until Sunday.
"After hours they've been eating in local restaurants, taking in some local hockey games, doing a bit of shopping and socializing in some of Truro's bars and pubs. In short, they are pumping a lot of money into the local economy," he says.
Cavanagh says this is a perfect example of how the jobs and wages of the tens of thousands of public employees in this province are linked to the health of our local economies.
"When our union talks about buying local and ideas like the 'Ten Percent Shift' - where we've asked our members to shift 10% of their purchases to local businesses - we like to practice what we preach. CUPE Nova Scotia doesn't take its events to Toronto, or Las Vegas. Every convention and conference we hold is right here in our province," he says.
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