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Our sound financial situation will allow us to continue our fights for public services, equality and social justice.  – Claude Généreux

Presenting his report to delegates, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux underlined the union’s strong financial situation, and the power it gives us to continue the fight.

“For workers, the latest recession has meant job loss and growing uncertainty”, said Généreux. “Despite this, I’m proud to say that our union remains very solid. We have the resources needed for the tough road ahead. All of our funds, the General Fund, the Defence Fund and the Strike Fund, are our foundation. As your National Secretary-Treasurer, it has been my priority to strengthen the foundation.”

“What the strength in our asset base means is that, today, no CUPE member needs to worry about strike pay again, no CUPE member needs to worry about the ability of their union to fight back against privatization, or the ability of their union to fight for social justice. Simply put – our Strike Fund remains strong standing at over $20 million after supporting over 30,000 members just this year. Really, its 48,000 members since last convention.”