HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2015) - About 120 CUPE local leaders plus union staff from across Nova Scotia will gather in Halifax today, Oct. 2, 2015, for a strategy session entitled 'Navigating the Provincial Bargaining Mandate'.

The gathering is in response to the McNeil government's so-called 'mandate' for upcoming contract talks with CUPE locals in several sectors.

WHERE: Best Western Hotel Burnside, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive

WHO: All CUPE locals whose employers receive funding from the provincial government

WHEN: 9:00 am to 5 :00 pm, Friday, October 2, 2015

(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: While the actual session will be closed to media, there will be a photo opportunity shortly after 9 :00 am.)

Contact Information:

Jacquie Bramwell
Atlantic Regional Director
(902) 455-4180 (o)

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 880-8057 (m)