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CUPE 4828 member Donna Smith will be the new Vice-President for solidarity and pride with the Canadian Labour Congress, following her election by acclamation at the 2011 CLC convention in Vancouver.

A 13-year veteran of the CLC solidarity and pride committee, Smith now brings her vision of fairness and justice to the executive.

As vice-president, I will continue to support the progressive work of the committee and highlight the importance of bridging the GLBT community and the labour movement” said Smith.

Smith is not only a long-time labour activist, but also works as an administrator for the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.

She has served as the director of the Gay and Lesbian Community of Regina (GLCR) Board for more than eight years, and received the 2011 Award of Distinction from the Regina and District Labour Council for activism and for her work on Saskatchewan Marriage Commissioner Reference.

Smith joins CUPE’s Marie Clarke Walker, who was re-elected by acclamation to another term as CLC Executive Vice-President; Ray Smith, recently elected CLC Vice-President for workers with disabilities; and CUPE National President Paul Moist on the CLC executive.