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Building a national solidarity coalition

Social Movements

Käthe Kollwitz, “Solidarity” (1932)

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) hosted a panel discussion during the Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress. The panelists discussed their experiences working with various solidarity coalitions and the need for a national solidarity network that can bridge the divide between labour and social movements. How could a solidarity coalition be used to build support for struggles for social, environmental and economic justice?

Moderated by Mike Palecek – National President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Presentations by:

  • Suzanne MacNeil - President, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, Solidarity Halifax
  • Bilan Arte - Leap Manifesto
  • Patti Dalton - President, London & District Labour Council, London Common Front
  • Paul Finch - Secretary-Treasurer, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, Operation Solidarity

This forum follows two calls by CUPW for the formation of a national Solidarity Coalition:

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