According to the The Canadian Union of Public Employees website:
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union, with 715,000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more. We have 68 offices across the country, in every province.
A now-deleted tweet in support of the Palestinian jihad was sent out by CUPE Local 3906 — which represents 3,500 workers at McMaster University — in the face of the unprecedented attack by Hamas against Israel:
Ghassan Kanafi, who is quoted in the tweet, was a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Although the main CUPE union has said nothing about the Local 3906 tweet, its silence was telling; CUPE President Fred Hahn tweeted his message for Canadian Thanksgiving on October 8, and you can interpret it accordingly:
CUPE’s anti-Israel stance emerged at its 2021 National Convention, when the union published a document explaining five reasons why CUPE supports BDS.
The members of CUPE 3903 stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their liberation struggle against settler colonialism, apartheid rule, and the ongoing expulsion and ethnic cleansing across the country, including in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank and besieged Gaza.
CUPE is a union, not a political activist group, or so it should be. CUPE also recently stated that it “is a proud advocate for 2SLGBTQI+ rights.” Oddly enough, those rights do not exist in the Palestinian territories, where the lives of gays are in danger. Such rights only exist in Israel in that region.