CUPE leadership recently offered a show of solidarity with UNISON, Britain’s public services union who have recently come under attack as the recently elected Cameron government tries to tackle Britain’s deficit by slashing public services.
Approximately half a million British public employees face layoff.
CUPE National President Paul Moist and National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux sent a letter of support to UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentice and UNISON President Angela Lynes expressing their solidarity and concern over these recent developments.
“The management of public deficit/debt is a responsibility all governments have, but the ‘slash and hack’ approach by your government’s actions is not acceptable” the letter stated. “CUPE members stand with you in solidarity as you mount your campaign to preserve public services.”
UNISON is the largest public sector union in Britain and in Europe. They represent over 1.3 million members.