A delegation of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will fly to Cartagena, Colombia today for a major inter-American conference on public services, organized by Public Services International.
The conference will explore topics of global interest, including water quality and water treatment, energy, education, health, municipalities and the environment. A number of other subjects, such as gender and racial equity will be addressed.
CUPE National secretary-treasurer Claude Généreux, one of the five delegates, explained, “It’s important as a union to act internationally. We have a lot of information to share, because we are dealing with the same issues despite the different realities in each country. Our involvement in international solidarity is important to us. We will therefore ensure that we deliver on our commitments to the Confederation of Public and Private Sector Workers (CTSP) in Haiti, including helping to rebuild their union office.”