CUPW Goes Postal with Taxpayer Dollars
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B’nai Brith Canada is outraged by the Canadian Postal Workers Union (CUPW) misusing taxpayer dollars to single out the Jewish state of Israel for contempt and hatred. The Jewish human rights organization decried the abuse of taxpayer funds to send CUPW members to an anti-Israel propaganda forum in Brazil focusing on boycotting the Jewish state. The union has indicated that it is using money given to it as part of its collective agreement with Canada Post which was earmarked exclusively for solidarity projects with other postal unions.
Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada commented:
“We call on the Canadian government to assure the public that taxpayer
dollars will not be abused by CUPW in this manner. Whether funding the Pro-Hamas Gaza flotilla campaign, or testifying before the Canadian parliament trying to split hairs between Antisemitism and anti-Zionism, CUPW has again discredited itself by obsessing on this issue.
“Their absurdity is highlighted by the fact that Israel is a leader in worker’s rights. Israel’s progressive labour policies protect all workers regardless of nationality or religion.
“Their membership should be asking a fundamental question: has CUPW lost its purpose? We call on CUPW to immediately stop misusing taxpayer dollars and resources to further the demonization of the democratic State of Israel.”