To: All CULE Members
Convention time is drawing near. The CULE Convention Committee along with the Convention Solidarity Committee has been in contact with Labour leaders in Cuba to find out what items we can bring that the Cuban people can use.
I am sure you will have your own ideas about what you would like to donate but here are a few suggestions: Vitamins, medical supplies (example bandages, surgical gloves, dialysis paraphernalia), notebooks, pens, erasers, pencils, rulers, toys, toothbrushes, toiletries, anti-biotics, chewing gum, candy, tools, linens, etc.
We are pleased to advise that Grand and Toy is donating Education supplies for us to ship to Cuba. If you have additional Education or medical supplies you would like CULE to ship down, please send them to Marion Agadzi c/o Toronto Regional Office prior to December 10th. If you are not attending Convention, you may want to give items to your co-workers to take to Cuba on your behalf.
The Committee is organizing a bus tour of either a school or health facility in Cuba on the Wednesday before Convention and the Wednesday after Convention. There will be more details regarding this tour so please think about if you want to participate.
I am sure the Cuban people will appreciate our show of solidarity.
Heather Longstaff, On behalf of the CULE Convention Committee