OPSEU/SEFPO will give the Red Cross $75,000 to support its humanitarian efforts around the world. The Union’s Executive Board recently voted in favour of making the donation.
OPSEU/SEFPO is committed to upholding human rights around the world and stands in solidarity with nations suffering tragic circumstances, poverty or conflict.
The Red Cross was selected to receive the donation because it’s providing support for those in need in Ukraine, and other places around the world, and the federal government is matching donations made to the aid agency.
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said he was very proud of the union’s long-standing tradition of looking to the well-being of people worldwide.
“Once again, this union is looking beyond national borders to come to the aid of people in need and we’re answering their call in a humanitarian way. Every OPSEU/SEFPO member can agree that this is money very well spent.”