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The CUPE-Oxfam campaign to fight poverty got a healthy injection of support from about 250 delegates and guests at the 45th annual CUPE New Brunswick division convention this week in Fredericton.

Delegates flocked to buy the $2 water bottles on sale at a booth shared by CUPE’s global justice committee and the international development agency. They also signed postcards with a chance at winning a raffle.

CUPE NB president Danny Legere and others promoted the campaign to promote public services as the best way to fight poverty. NB’s global justice staff adviser Tom Steep and national GJ committee member Serge Landry presented the raffle winner with a prize.

The division does not yet have a GJ committee but interested locals were invited to join a global justice network to keep informed about CUPE’s international solidarity work.