Wayne Lucas Retirement – Past President CUPE NL
Mr. Speaker what an honour to celebrate Mr. Wayne Lucas here in the people’s House today. After 26 years serving as President of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador, Wayne has retired.
Throughout his leadership he worked for the rights of our working people, work also benefitting the general population. He championed issues such as affordable childcare, a fair minimum wage, secure pensions, support for women victims of violence, LGBTQ2S rights, and so much more.
Wayne was a CUPE member for 40 years, starting his career as a school board worker in 1978. He loves Newfoundland and Labrador, gave much and served well. For that people around the province are grateful.
As someone so wonderfully stated, “Wayne Lucas is a once-in-a-generation, straight up working class hero.”
I ask all members to join me in thanking Mr. Wayne Lucas for his years of excellent service to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. Bravo!