First Ministers of Canada
I write to you today in advance of the Council of the Federation on behalf of 628,000 Canadian workers. Across Canada, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) members provide vital services in municipalities, school boards, universities and hospitals. CUPE members also provide other health care services and deliver a broad array of social services. The work of our members makes life better for all of us.
Through our 2013 national convention, our provincial division conventions, sector meetings and strategy sessions, CUPE members have prioritized a number of issues for urgent action. Notwithstanding Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s refusal to meet with premiers as a group, I urge you and your colleagues to use the upcoming Council of the Federation meeting to challenge the federal government to work with territorial and provincial leaders to build a better and stronger country.