This committee works to raise awareness with CUPE members of international issues and the common interests and struggles of workers around the world. The committee supports and reports to the membership on CUPE BC’s worker-to-worker projects, which are aimed at building links between the labour movement in Canada and the developing world.

Through our partnerships with progressive organizations such as CoDevelopment Canada and the Stephen Lewis Foundation, as well as our work with the CUPE National Global Justice Committee, the International Solidarity Committee works to build membership capacity and participation in support of workers’ rights in Canada and internationally.

Committee members

Susan Blair
Local 2098
Val Cadamia
Local 728
Marc Comeau
Local 401
Kamal Gautam
Local 15
Andrew Ledger
Regional Vice President Metro Vancouver, Local 1004, CUPE BC Executive Board
Amber Leonard
Regional Vice President Vancouver Island, Local 459, CUPE BC Executive Board
Deena Martineau
Local 748
Shehnaz Motani
Local 2950
Jas Parmar
Local 2012
Drew Parris
Alternate Diversity Vice President Representing Workers of Colour, Local 379
Minakshi Sidhu
Local 1698
Paul Simpson
Local 379
Laura Widdows
Local 4078
Susan Zander
Staff advisor