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June 23 is United Nations Public Services Day. Please join CUPE in celebrating this day by helping us tell our story about the quality public services CUPE members deliver.

Send us photos of yourself or your colleagues at work.Help us show the multitude of ways that CUPE members make life better through public services. We’ll post photos photos@cupe.ca on our gallery.  Please include the name of the person or people in the photo and what CUPE Local they are part of.

Let’s show each other, from coast to coast to coast, the good work we do day in and day out that makes our communities great places to live.

In the face of mounting threats to our public services globally, it is important for us to celebrate the work done by CUPE and other public sector union members,” said Paul Moist, CUPE national president.

We have a responsibility to ensure people are aware of what’s at stake when their governments trade away control in international trade agreements, sell off public infrastructure or enter into risky public-private partnerships, contract out work, or cut services altogether in the name of paying down deficits fueled by unfair taxation policies,” said Moist.

CUPE members can also join the Quality Public Services Now! campaign and sign the Geneva Charter on Quality Public Services. 

UN Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to communities; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

The UN designated June 23 as United Nations Quality Public Services Day on March 7, 2003.  The UN declaration reads: “that 23 June will be designated United Nations Public Service Day, and encourages Member States to organize special events on that day to highlight the contribution of public service in the development process.”