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International Solidarity: Thank you letter from the Philippines

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

The CULE International Solidarity Committee recently received this message from KPD (Kilusang para sa Pambansang Demokrasya-Philippines, The Movement for Nationalism and Democracy-Philippines) with regards to the recent Solidarity event in Vancouver. KPD is a multi-sectoral alliance of various organizations, which MAKABAYAN, Pete Pinlac and Precy Dagooc’s organization, is a member of. September 11,2012 Dear Ms. Urrutia and […]

Report: CULE/MAKABAYAN Solidarity Event in Vancouver

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Earlier this month, on August 8th, the CULE Solidarity Committee hosted a successful international solidarity event, with visitor, Pete Pinlac, chairperson of MAKABAYAN (Workers for People’s Liberation) from the Philippines. CULE members may remember that our Solidarity Fund had “adopted” an organizer from MAKABAYAN, Precy Dagooc, the organization’s Secretary General. Our support ran from May […]

Aug 8 – International Solidarity report from the Philippines

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Social Justice Leave In ACTION!!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Taking full advantage of CULE’s negotiated improvements to our Social Justice Leave, Sisters Hetty Alcuitas and Monica Urrutia participated in a National Aboriginal Day event at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver.  Brother Garry Fraser was also present albeit in a different capacity. If you also participated in events related to Social Justice leave and have pics for […]

Protected: January to May Report to CULE from Precy

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

International Solidarity Update: Railway View Project

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Dear Cule Members The CULE Solidarity Committee provided funding to the Guyana Railway View Literacy Project, this project is dedicated to addressing literacy issues within Guyana.  The project was awarded the Annual Award of Service from the Rotary Club. Please see below the communication and pictures.  On behalf of the Railway View Literacy Project please […]

La course à la chefferie du NPD/NPD leadership race

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Hello everyone, As you may know the NDP leadership race is underway.  All NDP members get to vote, as long as you have signed up before February 18, 2012. To sign up all you have to do is go to , fill out the form and pay $5. Be aware that you may donate […]

Solidarity Update

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

We encourage all CULE members to read the latest update (below) from MAKABAYAN – as usual it is password protected to ensure the security and privacy of our friends in the Philippines.

Protected: Solidarity update from MAKABAYAN

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

CULE Statement on December 20, International Human Solidarity Day

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The United Nations’ (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity. It also aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty. The International Human Solidarity Day was first proclaimed on December 22, 2005, at the UN General Assembly. It was proclaimed […]

Save the lives of Filipino Shipbuilders, Put Safety First

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Here, for the information of CULE members, is an update from MAKABAYAN on the situation at the Hanjin Shipyard For Immediate Release Subic, Zambales- “Shipbuilding is a high risk job; laxity on safety measures turns a shipyard into a gravely dangerous zone” this is the statement of Alfie Alipio, President of Samahan ng mga Manggagawa […]

International Solidarity: The Story Behind Subic-made ships of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Phils., Inc.

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Thanks to Monica Urrutia for forwarding an interesting piece on the Hanjin Company and the struggle that workers in the Philippines faced in forming a Union- this is one of the projects that Precy has been working on. SAMAHAN observed in the early weeks of March 2011 an alarming frequency in fatal accidents occurring at […]

AJTV: Hanjin Workers’ Struggle Continues – Kim Jin-suk & Sungmi Park & Precy Dagooc

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Al Jazeera show ‘The Stream’ recently did a feature on the current situation at the Hanjin Shipbuilding Company. There are protests happening in Korea because of their layoff of 170+ workers, and an analysis of the impact of moving the work to countries like the Philippines. As we know from our organizer, Precy Dagooc, […]

CULE supports Canadian Boat to Gaza

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The Canadian Union of Labour Employees (CULE) stand in solidarity with the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir (Liberation in Arabic) and the Freedom Flotilla 2 — Stay Human.  We support the flotilla’s goals of delivering humanitarian aid to occupied Gaza, and to breaking the illegal blockade imposed by Israel. The Canadian Boat to Gaza […]

CULE Supports CUPW

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The Canadian Union of Labour Employees (CULE) stand in full solidarity with our sisters and brothers in CUPW, who are facing attacks and concessions from an employer bent on watering down long-standing gains of postal workers. CUPW have embarked on rotating strikes that were designed to put pressure on the corporation, without imposing undue hardship […]