If someone asks if you have donated to help the people affected by flooding in British Columbia, you can tell them yes, you have – through your union.
In response to the widespread hardship resulting from the recent flooding, GSU’s executive committee has approved a $5,000 donation from the union’s solidarity account* to the Red Cross appeal covering the BC floods and extreme weather catastrophe.
“At times like this it is crucial for our society to pull together to help those in need,” said GSU president Jim Brown. “The sheer scale and extent of the devastation caused by the flooding and extreme weather in so much of BC is mind boggling. Hopefully GSU’s donation, along with those of many others, will provide direct help and hope for the people who must do the hard work of recovering.”
*GSU maintains a solidarity account to help those in need by allocating 50 cents per member per month out of the regular monthly dues paid by union members. While primarily dedicated to providing assistance to members of unions who are on strike or locked out, GSU’s solidarity account is also available to respond to humanitarian causes.