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I was sad to learn that Sister Donalda has passed away. Not only CUPE but also PSI has lost a strong activist. We will in upcoming meetings hold a minute of silence in respect and acknowledgement of Sister Donalda’s active role in the international trade union movement. On behalf of PSI, I send you our sincere condolences. We would appreciate it if you could pass on our message of condolences to her family.

In solidarity,


Peter Waldorff, General Secretary, Public Services International


I just learned of the passing of our sister, Donalda, CUPE leader and a sister of the PSI movement. I would like you to share, sensitively, our condolences to our sister’s family and the entire CUPE family. I have been with Donalda on several occasions, including on the PSI World Women’s Committee and at two CUPE conventions. I always admired her gentle way and commitment to the union movement, especially her activism for our issues.

Our sentiments,

Juneia Batista, Director, Brazil Region, Public Services International

Companheiros da CUPE,

Acabo de saber do falecimento da companheira Donalda, dirigente da CUPE e companheira de militância na ISP. Quero por gentileza, que retransmita as nossas condolências à família da companheira e a toda família Cupe. Estive com Donalda em algumas ocasiões no Comitê Mundial de Mulheres e também nos dois Congressos da CUPE, e sempre admirei a sua doçura e comprometimento com o movimento sindical em especial a sua militância nas questões de gênero.

Nossos sentimentos,

Junéia Batista, Direção, ISP