Each year, members volunteer and travel to Guatemala to participate in the Education In Action project with the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), a farmer’s coalition working for labour rights and long-term social change in Guatemala.
While many sectors of Colombian society are working to build the foundation for peace through the peace negotiations in Havana, Canada has failed to support human rights and social and economic justice in Colombia.
Frontlines is an exchange program promoted by four national public sector unions - the CUPW, PSAC, CUPE and NUPGE that aims to build mutual solidarity between the public sector workers in Canada and Colombia in their fight to stop the privatization of public assets and services.
The SJF endorses the work of the Workers Assistance Centre of the Philippines to educate and organize workers in export processing zones and defend them against unfair labour practices, state-sponsored repression and anti-labour policies.
The SJF Haiti Solidarity Fund provides an example of how international support for public sector unions can be crucial in helping workers in other countries build a democratic civil society which is key to rebuilding a more just national project.