Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

January 19, 2010 14:45 ET

CUPE Gives to Haiti Relief Fund

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) - CUPE National today donated $100,000 to Oxfam Quebec to assist in earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

"Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti, and with those who have lost or are searching for loved ones," said CUPE National President Paul Moist.

In addition to the donation from CUPE National, locals from across the country have mobilized to raise funds for Haiti.

"We are extremely proud of the sense of solidarity our locals and individual members have shown toward the people of Haiti," said CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Genereux.

"Given the magnitude of this tragedy, donations must continue to ensure reconstruction and an adequate quality of life for the people of Haiti," said Genereux.

CUPE is encouraging its 600,000 members to continue individual donations to the Canadian Labour Congress' "Solidarity with Haiti" portal with the Red Cross, where all individual donations will be matched by the federal government.

The portal can be found at http://www.redcross.ca/CLC/.

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