The purpose of the Union Aid Fund is to promote the interests of CUPE members through cooperation and solidarity with unions and popular movements in other countries around issues of mutual concern.
To be considered a project must:
- Deal with issues of interest to CUPE members.
- Lead to increased interest in international solidarity by CUPE members.
- Be part of an ongoing activity.
- Be cost-shared* by the CUPE sponsor, where the sponsor is a local union, district council or division.
- Involve CUPE members directly or indirectly in carrying out the work of the project.
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES ELIGIBLE FOR UNION AID FUNDING
- Worker to worker exchanges around issues of common interest.
- Support for public sector unions in other countries engaged in strikes or campaigns around issues of interest to CUPE members.
- Support for work on joint presentations or activities at international forums dealing with issues of interest to CUPE members.
- Capacity building with partner organizations.
- Visits by members or staff of a partner organization or by CUPE members and staff to bring an international perspective to CUPE campaigns and conferences.
WHO CAN BRING FORWARD A PROJECT OR PROPOSAL?
- CUPE locals and district councils.
- CUPE divisions.
- National committees and departments (including national campaigns).
SELECTION OF PROJECTS
- The members of the National Committee for International Solidarity select projects from amongst those submitted that meet the criteria described above.
* Cost-shared does not necessarily mean 50/50