resolutionsDelegates today passed resolutions making important changes to combat harassment, to support public child care, to fight privatization in all its forms and to protect vital public services.

The first resolution to hit the floor on Tuesday calls on CUPE to support our Code of Conduct by offering ombudsman training that addresses sexual violence, particularly as experienced by equality seeking groups.

“We need every single person in CUPE to live and breathe this code. There’s no halfway on this, sisters and brothers,” said Michelle Waite, president of CUPE 3497 in Courtenay, BC. People dealing with complaints under the code need to be supported with adequate training, she added.

Other resolutions committed to providing anti-oppression training to our members and to creating stable funding for CUPE’s global justice initiatives.

Tuesday’s convention decisions can be found here.