The 50,000-strong Canada Post employees labor union has aligned itself with a Palestinian Authority counterpart that openly supports terrorism and the annihilation of the State of Israel.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said in a May 30 statement that it “has a joint project with the (Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union) designed to strengthen the Palestinian postal union and build greater solidarity between our two unions.”
The PPSWU twice glorified Hamas terrorist Ahmad Nasr Jarrar on its official Facebook page, praising the killer as a “hero of my country.” Hamas is a designated terrorist entity, under Canadian law.
“Many – perhaps most – Canada Post employees would be surprised and embarrassed to learn of this outrageously supportive alignment of their union with a terror-glorifying Palestinian union,” wrote Canadian Parliament member Peter Kent on his own Facebook page. “CUPW leaders should be held accountable by the membership for what is truly an immoral policy position.”
Another recent post from the PPSWU page calls for the release from prison of Fuad Shubaki, who was convicted in 2009 of attempting to smuggle tens of thousands of weapons into the Gaza Strip for use by the Fatah-linked Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, another designated terrorist entity in Canada.
“Rather than using the union movement to build peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the CUPW leadership has aligned itself with the path of violence and extremism,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “This is both deeply immoral and obviously not in the best interests of Canadian postal workers.”