Text: Fiona Solidarity Fund. Image: CUPE NL logo.

Rebuilding After Fiona: an Act of Solidarity

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While we begin the recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, we must take time to acknowledge the countless number of our members who kept going to work to assist in the clean-up, take care of our children, the elderly and the sick.

Our public sector workers demonstrate time and time again how they keep this province and our communities going.

On behalf of the entire CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Executive Board we say thank you.

However, for some of our members the devastation of Fiona has irrevocably changed their lives. Some have lost everything and need our assistance. We have an opportunity to demonstrate solidarity.

CUPE NL has established a Fiona Solidarity Fund to help our union family in their time of greatest need. We are appealing to our members and locals to also contribute to this fund so that we can help as many people as possible.

Text: Fiona Solidarity Fund. Image: CUPE NL logo.Cheques should be made out to CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador and can be mailed to or dropped off at:

CUPE St. John’s Office
102-15 International Place
St. John’s, NL
A1A 0L4

The Fiona Solidarity Fund will be available to members whose lives have been impacted and would benefit from financial assistance.

You can apply for this assistance by sending an email to Sherry Hillier (sherryh@cupe.ca) with your name, local number, contact info and a brief summary of how you were impacted.

Yours in solidarity,

Sherry Hillier
President of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador

A message on behalf of the CUPE NL Executive Board.