TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is
contributing $15,000 to support Oxfam Canada's ongoing humanitarian
work in Gaza.
"The recent conflict in Gaza has resulted in thousands of killed and
injured and had a severe impact on the people of Gaza," said Ken
Neumann, United Steelworkers (USW) National Director and President of
the Steelworkers Humanity Fund.
"Oxfam has been providing humanitarian aid in the Gaza strip for several
years and the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is pleased to contribute to
Oxfam's efforts to ramp up its work to provide safe water, distribute
food and food vouchers and support functioning hospitals," Neumann
"We urge the Government of Canada to also provide humanitarian aid for
Gaza," he said.
Humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza is one of the five points of a
plan for peace advocated by the International Trade Union Confederation
Founded in 1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered
charitable organization that focuses primarily on development projects
and emergency aid in developing countries. The fund also supports
Canadian communities in crisis. USW members contribute to the fund
through clauses negotiated into collective agreements. In some cases
employers make matching contributions.
SOURCE: Steelworkers Humanity Fund
For further information:
Ken Neumann, President, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5951
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, firstname.lastname@example.org