CUPE announces major donation to CoDevelopment Canada



    OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - CUPE National President Paul Moist will
be a guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting of CoDevelopment Canada
(CoDev) taking place in Vancouver today.
    As guest speaker, Moist will report to the group on the recent Labour
Leaders Tour of Colombia.
    In addition, Moist will present CoDev with a $100,000 cheque from CUPE's
Global Justice (Union Aid) fund - created and developed from volunteer
donations made by thousands of CUPE members from one end of Canada to another.
    "We are extremely proud of CUPE members' generosity," says Moist. "In
fact, it never ceases to amaze me how CUPE's working sisters and brothers
remember, with their generosity, the importance of supporting others in the
world who pursue justice and fairness."
    The presentation will take place in the auditorium of the Hastings
Community Centre (3096 East Hastings Street, Vancouver).
    CoDev is a BC-based non-profit agency that works for social change and
global education in the Americas. CoDev was founded in 1985 by a group of
activists who wanted to go beyond simply sending financial aid to Latin
American countries. The group brings together like-minded organizations, in
Canada and Latin America as vehicles for learning, social change, and personal
empowerment. (www.codev.org)
    "CUPE is pleased to be able to provide some support to help CoDev
achieve, in other parts of the world, objectives very much related to the
quality public services CUPE members are delivering right here in Canada.
    CUPE's donation will help CoDev to establish a CUPE Endowment fund, the
interest of which will be used to fund campaign work to help promote strong
public services in the southern hemisphere.




For further information:

For further information: Paul Moist, CUPE National President, (613)
558-2873; Allison Gifford, CUPE Communications, (613) 484-2571

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