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Halifax CUPE locals will launch the CUPE-Oxfam campaign for public services on Oct. 27. The campaign stresses the importance of public services – education, health care, safe water and sanitation – in fighting poverty for all. These have been Canada’s key to development.

Millions of the world’s poorest people suffer and die each day because they don’t have access to safe water, working toilets, health care and education. Privatizing these vital services, as many poor countries are forced to do, will further exclude the poorest and most vulnerable peoples.

Oxfam and CUPE are working together in Canada and around the world to ensure that everyone has access to these basic human rights to empower their lives, especially women and girls.

Launch speakers and performers will include Ann Cunningham, Chairperson, CUPE NS Women’s Committee;

The launch will take place at University of King’s College Quadrangle, 6350 Coburg Rd. in Halifax.