Speakers at the event were:
- Paul Moist, President CUPE National
- Gail Asper, National Campaign Chair, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Kevin Rebeck, President CUPE Manitoba
“CUPE has a long history of supporting human rights. We are proud to continue this tradition by supporting this important new national museum. The Union has an active Equality Branch that develops, monitors and helps enforce union policies dealing with the rights of women, Aboriginal people, workers of colour, people with disabilities, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people,” said Moist
CUPE National conventions have endorsed a number of policy statements that seek to ensure that union members and all Canadians enjoy their human rights as established in legislation, the Constitution and according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In November 2006, CUPE held its first National Human Rights Conference in Vancouver.
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For information, contact:
Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications at 204.942.0343 204.942.0343 or cell. 204.333.5065 204.333.5065