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The provincial international solidarity committee reported to the 45th annual CUPE BC cnvention on April 18, promoting the CUPE-Oxfam anti-poverty campaign and offering a video on the committee’s Global Justice Fund-supported projects in Latin America.

The committee, one of the most active in CUPE, also encouraged the more than 500 and guests delegates to read the latest edition of The Wall Must Fall, an educational booklet on the Middle East conflict funded by the national union.

Seven IS-related resolutions were listed in the convention resolutions book. These included:

  • Stopping the Security and Prosperity Partnership, a new trade arrangement between Canada, Mexico and the United States,
  • Abandoning free trade negotiations with Colombia until it ends human rights abuses and the murder of trade unionists,
  • Restoring democracy in Haiti,
  • Strengthing international peacekeeping in war-torn Darfur,
  • Pressuring Israel to end the economic boycott of the Gaza Strip,
  • Boycotting travel to Mexico and demanding that the Mexican government protect human rights.

There was also debate on a resolution urging that the national union provide sustained funding to the Global Justice Fund.

Convention ran from April 16 to 19 in Vancouver.