As Canadas largest union, CUPE is perfectly positioned to take an ambitious political and militant stand on workers health and safety. Most CUPE locals have at least one health and safety committee in place. If every one of our locals works to implement our action plan, we can spark renewed health and safety activism from coast to coast to coast, and change our members lives for the better.
Our challenge is clear we need to bring health and safety back into the fold of the union, where it belongs. Locals must organize around health and safety, and provide support for our local union committees. And CUPE must redouble its efforts to support health and safety activism to safeguard all aspects of our members working lives.
CUPE members are sick and tired, and have had enough. We demand safe workplaces. We demand control over what happens to our bodies and our lives. We demand these changes now.