OTTAWA, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - A group of CUPE members will attend the
100th anniversary world congress of Public Services International (PSI) in
Vienna, Austria from September 23rd to 28th, 2007.
The CUPE members, part of a larger Canadian delegation including other
public sector trade unionists, will participate in workshops and resolution
debates at the meeting. They will be among more than 1,000 delegates who will
discuss how strong public services can meet the big challenges now facing the
Top issues: quality public services; equality and diversity; corruption;
good governance and global institutions; privatization; public water; respect
for workers and their unions; and international solidarity.
CUPE is affiliated to the PSI, which represents more than 20 million
public sector workers in 154 countries.
CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux will be available for
media interviews before hand and during the conference.
For further information:
For further information: and to arrange for a pre or post conference
interview: Claude Généreux, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer, (514) 884-5074
(cell.); Ron Verzuh, Senior Research Officer, International Solidarity/Global
Justice, (613) 806-1240 (cell.); Catherine Louli, CUPE Media Relations
Officer, (613) 237-1590 (office), (613) 851-0547 (cell.); www.cupe.ca;