Or, in CUPE’s case, a penny a member. The money goes to CUPE’s Global Justice Fund. The fund helps build linkages with unions fighting privatization and globalization around the world.
For only a penny an hour per member - about $21 a year - locals can use CUPE’s Union Aid fund to meet and learn from workers involved in anti-privatization struggles in countries such as Chile, England, Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico and South Africa.
The National Global Justice Committee has developed a training program that brings the lessons of global struggles to CUPE workplaces, building our collective strength through worker-to-worker exchanges.
The fund is one way CUPE members are strengthening the global movement to fight privatization and free trade.
CUPE’s National Global Justice committee has model collective agreement language. Locals are being encouraged to bargain the penny per member formula into their next collective agreement. Or, locals can make one-time donations to the fund.
For more information about Union Aid/Global Justice, contact CUPE National or visit cupe.ca/global justice