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(ST. JOHN’S) – CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador has doubled its contribution to flood victims in the Stephenville area.

CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas says, “Our National Secretary-Treasurer, Claude Généreux, has just informed us that a donation of $3,500 made by the locals about a month ago is being matched to bring the total contribution to $7,000.

CUPE members live and work in this community – just as they do every community throughout the province.  We couldn’t be more happy about being able to help one of our communities in a time of need,” says Lucas.

Lucas says the union will be forwarding the money to the mayor of Stephenville this week.

The original donation of $3,500 was made by delegates from Newfoundland and Labrador attending the union’s national convention in Winnipeg in early October.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union representing over 540,000 women and men. CUPE members work in health care, education, municipalities, electrical utilities, social services, airlines and more.

For further information:

Wayne Lucas, CUPE NL. President
(709) 727-2509 (Cell)

John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o)