Reclaim public water!
CUPE delegates to the Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau (FAME – Alternate World Water Forum) in France capped off a week of activism, workshops, panel discussions and seminars with a march for the human right to water through the heart of Marseille with thousands of delegates and activists for the common good from around the globe.
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“We recognize water as a source of life on our planet and a fundamental and inalienable right,” said National Executive Board member Mike Davidson.
“We must fight privatization in Canada and around the world, because water is a public good, and it should never be a source of profit for multinational corporations or others who want to treat it as a merchandise or market commodity.”
CUPE delegation member and CUPE BC executive board member Cindy McQueen said: “We met activists from unions around the world, from our sister unions in PSI and other groups, from civil society organizations, and water justice activists – all of us share a common goal: water should be a source of life, not profit!”
Read the water chapter of the CCPA’s Alternative Federal Budget: A Budget for the Rest of Us. The AFB water chapter proposes real action on water and the environment. It demonstrates that protecting water is good for the environment and for protecting jobs.
Read PSI’s wrap-up story, The resounding message from people’s world water forum: Reclaim public water!
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