Aerial photo of Channel-Port aux Basques, NL, with a the town's text logo superimposed on the photo.

On behalf of the members of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), a donation of $20,000 will be made to the Salvation Army for hurricane relief efforts. The donation will be presented by CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier at an event to be held in Channel-Port aux Basques on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

“Hurricane Fiona was devastating for our members in the Port aux Basques area and many other people in the community. Many have lost everything and it’s heartbreaking,” says Hillier. “We want to do what we can to help and hope that this donation will help this beautiful community get back on its feet.”

“CUPE locals across the province and our executive board gave generously to our ‘Fiona Solidarity Fund’ so that we can make this donation. It’s our way of giving back to a community that we love dearly and that has lost so much,” says Hillier.

CUPE NL proudly represents more than 6,300 workers across 60 locals throughout the province. The union represents workers in health care, education, public housing, provincial libraries, municipalities, university, child care, recycling, social services, and much more.