CUPE 718 at NSC Conference 2014 – Day 2

Tuesday morning started with PRIVATIZATION AND RE-MUNICIPALISATION: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Understanding and looking at water and other municipal services on a global scale and the state of privatization and re-municipalisation. How can we be more aware of, track and support our counterparts in other countries and how do global privatization and re municipalisation trends affect us at home?

Kelti Cameron: Senior Officer, CUPE International Solidarity

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MAKING MUNICIPAL SERVICES MATTER
Municipal works deliver the vast majority of everyday services to the public yet very little attention is paid to municipal polities. At the same time, the federal government is quite far removed from municipal services but federal politics draw much of our attention.

Alexandre Boulerice, NDP MP Rosamont-La Petite-Patrie
Archana Rampure, CUPE Political Action
Shelly Gordon, CUPE Research

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THE FAIRNESS PROJECT AND BARGAINING
Fairness is what unions are all about. By using the fairness model to mobilize for bargaining we, gain support and raise the standards for all workers. When we stand together, we all win better working conditions, better wages and benefits, and a better society.

Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer

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ENGAGING AND MOBILIZING MEMBERS
Every day it feels like engaging members in the important work that we do is getting harder and harder. As local executives are busier and busier there never seems to be enough hands on deck to talk to members and member participation is shrinking.

Tria Donaldson, CUPE Communications

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Gord Frederickson, Dennis Stock, Sophia Salem participating in workshops. Picture taken by Norman Kotze

Gord Frederickson, Dennis Stock, Sophia Salem participating in workshops. Picture taken by Norman Kotze

Norman Kotze participating in workshop. Picture taken by Gord Frederickson.

Norman Kotze participating in workshop. Picture taken by Gord Frederickson.

Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, introduces Olivia Chow, Toronto Mayoral Candidate, Current member of Parliament. Picture taken by Norman Kotze.

Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, introduces Olivia Chow, Toronto Mayoral Candidate, Current member of Parliament. Picture taken by Norman Kotze.

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