Venezuelan CUPE members demand changes to union’s controversial statement backing Maduro

OTTAWA — Some Venezuelan members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees are demanding the union retract or amend its controversial statement about Venezuela’s political situation, which they say contains “patently false” claims.

But in an internal memo, obtained by the National Post, CUPE’s national president Mark Hancock has doubled down on the union’s position “publicly objecting to the Trudeau government’s interventions in Venezuela,” saying last week that the union stands by its previous statement and won’t be saying anything new.