Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 24, 2010 08:30 ET

CUPE to Donate $50,000 for Disaster Relief in Pakistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2010) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will contribute $50,000 towards emergency aid in Pakistan.

"It's important for CUPE members that we do our share to provide assistance during this tragic humanitarian crisis in Pakistan," said CUPE National President Paul Moist. "We are calling on all CUPE locals to make donations as well. We also invite other organizations, government agencies and the international community to do what they can."

On the recommendation of Public Services International (PSI) and the Pakistan Workers' Federation, CUPE will send its donation to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The Government of Canada has promised to match donations, dollar-for-dollar.

With over 600,000 members across Canada, CUPE represents workers in health, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public services, transport, emergency services, airlines and communications.

Contact Information

  • CUPE
    Pierre Ducasse
    Media Relations
    Cell: 819-209-2675
    www.cupe.ca