CUPE members benefit from their union’s support

MEDICINE HAT – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) with lost or damaged homes from last spring’s flooding can apply to their union for help.

CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts announced today that her union has collected over $40,000 for members impacted by the flooding.  The union has collected over $136,000 from locals and members for various flood relief projects and agencies. 

“Today we’re highlighting the monies collected by our members, for our members,” said Roberts.  “Unions are about collective action – and CUPE members answered the call.” 

“Our union believes in public service and strong communities, so when Alberta communities need assistance, we try to step up,” said Roberts. 

Roberts said the $40,000 fund was collected from individual members, CUPE Alberta, and CUPE BC.  CUPE members impacted by the flood are encouraged to apply to CUPE for assistance. 

Contact: Lou Arab
Communications Representative

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