Flying to Winnipeg: The Little Engine That Couldn’t

Hi from Winnipeg! It is almost 3 am (1 am Vancouver time). Gerard, Laura, Mark and myself made it in spite of multiple problems with the airplane (we had a very honest pilot…he came on the P.A. system to let us know that he “wasn’t comfortable” flying because the plane’s computer was acting up. Then he let us know that there was a problem with one of the brakes, and the tiny jet engine that was supposed to start the bigger jet engine wasn’t working. Yikes!). The passenger sitting next to me was literally praying.

Hotels in Winnipeg are booked solid with CUPE members. Our little group is meeting in a few hours for breakfast, then it’s off to the library workers’ caucus. We will be discussing common issues and concerns amongst library workers nationwide.

Tomorrow morning we will be attending the new delegates orientation. It’s going to be a busy week. We’ll try and keep you updated on the latest goings on. This convention is huge. Click on the CUPE National link to the left to browse through the convention program, and you’ll get the idea.

We’re hoping to have ‘net access from the convention floor. If that is the case, we will be providing ongoing updates. If not, we will use the internet access from the hotel to give you daily updates. Stay tuned!