Convention delegates will tackle critical and timely issues through four policy statements promoting action and activism.
Taking back our communities is a blueprint for local struggles to defend our communities and the services that keep them vibrant, mobilizing CUPE members and our allies to fight privatization, cutbacks and loss of local control. Taking back calls on CUPE members to go on community alert, standing firm on the front lines to protect the common wealth of our cities and towns from privateers. CUPE’s vision will build vibrant, thriving communities for the new century.
Enough! calls for a dramatic power shift, giving workers life-saving protection through health and safety activism. Workers are the real health and safety experts, and should have the right to call the shots in the workplace.
Locally and globally calls for international solidarity and massive resistance to destructive, corporate-driven globalization and trade deals. Locally and globally shows how international solidarity can help build lasting peace, equality and security for everyone on the planet.
Building power through union education gives workers the tools to defend their rights and challenge the world around them. The expanded education program includes a new national leadership program and plans to bargain employer-paid, worker-controlled education funds.
The papers each spotlight the harsh reality that equity-seeking groups are hardest hit and most at risk, proposing concrete actions to end this discrimination.
The issues are compelling…and the debate promises to be lively!