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CUPE locals are being asked in a special CUPE National mailout to add their voices to the Sign on for Canadas Kids campaign to secure more funding for early childhood development services. Locals will get a kit and a petition, explaining the campaign goal to hold governments to their commitment to reach an agreement on ECD by December.

Also look for information on CUPEs Up With Womens Wages campaign to be launched on Labour Day as part of CUPEs participation in the World March of Women 2000. Were going to sit down and identify the barriers to a fair wage for women, said national president Judy Darcy in a letter to all CUPE locals. Were going to set out a plan to overcome those barriers. And then were going to pour our energies into that effort.

The mailout also includes information on Our Environment, Our Jobs, Our Future. The conference, focused on health and safety and the environment, is set for October 29-31 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.