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When CUPE members mark Communities Day on Saturday, June 23, they will be joining workers around the world celebrating and advocating for quality public services.

The day is part of Public Services International’s Quality Public Services Now! campaign marking World Public Services Day on June 23.

International action this year continues to push for a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions that would help fund vital public services.

Last year, CUPE signed the PSI Quality Public Services charter.

The charter states that public services enhance the quality of people’s lives and are fundamental to create societies that are equal, prosperous, and democratic. Access to public services should be fair. The charter pledges that global unions will work together with governments, international agencies, civil societies, business and enterprise to pursue a vision of quality public services.

Has your local signed the charter? Do it today!

Quality Public Services Now! unites people from all walks of life, private and public sector trade union members, municipal governments and civil society groups in their goal to build peaceful, equitable, just, democratic and sustainable societies.


This year has a special focus on CUPE members as community builders. We’ll be profiling the vital role members play — on the job and in their spare time—building strong communities. Send us your profile stories to communities@cupe.ca.

Get involved in Communities Day by visiting cupe.ca/communities.