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February 25, 2013

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CUPE BC joins with Steelworkers and COPE 378 to support workers’ rights in Mexico

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC executive board members joined members of other unions on Thursday, February 21 at a rally outside the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver to support exiled Mexican union leader Napoleon Gomez.

Prior to the rally, CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill joined United Steelworkers Western Canadian Director Steve Hunt, COPE 378 Vice President Gwynne Farrell and BC Federation of Labour Secretary–Treasurer Irene Lanzinger in a meeting with the Consul General of Mexico. The leaders presented the Consul General with a letter outlining a series of steps the Mexican government should take to improve the rights and freedoms of working people in that country.

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