NUPGE Convention Gets Underway in Winnipeg
Jun 21, 2019
Today the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – MGEU’s national union - opened their convention in Winnipeg. The Triennial Convention, with delegates from all components, is the supreme governing body of NUPGE.
The Triennial Convention is being held at the RBC Convention Centre. It began at 9:00 am on Friday, June 21, 2019 and continues until the conclusion of business on Sunday June 23, 2019.
This national Convention marks a 43-year milestone for the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 2019 also marks the 100-year anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike.
It’s impossible to miss the similarities between the things workers were fighting for in 1919 and the things the union movement works for today. But it’s also important to remember how one strike brought workers of different genders, ages, and backgrounds together and became the catalyst for so much change.
The MGEU welcomes the 2019 delegates to Winnipeg and looks forward to discussions that will shape the future of the Canadian labour movement.