Union Delegation To Belfast April 15-22, 2019

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Friday March 8 2019

CUPW is participating in an international North American delegation to recognize the grand opening of the James Connolly Centre in Belfast Ireland from
April 15 – 22, 2019.

James Connolly is known as an Irish trade unionist, organizer and hero in the fight for workers rights and Irish independence. He, along with other leaders of the Easter Rising, were executed in Dublin in 1916 by the British authorities.

There is a full itinerary scheduled for the week including meetings with postal workers and their union representatives in the North of Ireland and/or  the Republic of Ireland. With the implementation of Brexit there may be a significant impact in the postal and parcel sectors and on the working conditions of postal workers.

These meetings allow CUPW representatives to gather information that could benefit our membership as we face new trade deals that affect the postal and logistics sector.

The National Executive Board adopted a resolution to send a six-person delegation including four members from locals




Participants will be selected using the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the Union
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have experience with the issues and activities of the delegation
  • Gender balance will be ensured except in extraordinary circumstances
  • Insofar as possible, the delegation will include members of equity-seeking groups.

Participants will be expected to apply with the following application form and a 300-word statement explaining their interest and any other international solidarity experience. Any experience with the struggle for national liberation in Ireland would be helpful.



DEADLINE: March 25, 2019

The application deadline is March 25, 2019. To apply, please fill out the form below, or write your own application including all the information that appears on the form and send it to:

Denis Lemelin
National Union Representative
377 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON. K2P 1Y3


In solidarity,

George Floresco
3rd National Vice-President (2002-2019)