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OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will contribute $50,000 towards emergency aid in Pakistan.

It’s important for CUPE members that we do our share to provide assistance during this tragic humanitarian crisis in Pakistan,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist. “We are calling on all CUPE locals to make donations as well. We also invite other organizations, government agencies and the international community to do what they can.”

On the recommendation of Public Services International (PSI) and the Pakistan Workers’ Federation, CUPE will send its donation to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The Government of Canada has promised to match donations dollar-for-dollar.

With over 610,000 members across Canada, CUPE represents workers in health, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public services, transport, emergency services, airlines and communications.

For more information contact:

Pierre Ducasse
CUPE National Media Relations
Cell: (819) 209-2675