More than 2,000 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) delegates agreed to pass a resolution requesting a ceasefire in Gaza and scaling back Canada’s relationship with Israel. “The CUPE membership have spoken,” tweeted former CUPE president Sid Ryan on Tuesday..CUPE Locals 1281, 2484 and 2626 asked the union to call on the Canadian government to request an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict, end diplomatic immunity to Israel and advocate for an end to the blockade of Gaza and the restoration of aid and basic needs. “CUPE will conduct member education about the history of Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestine, Canada’s complicity and what trade unions can do to support a just peace,” said the locals. Pathway Group Senior Vice President Georganne Burke said she was unsurprised Ryan supported the resolution. “Still the same Jew hater you always have been,” said Burke..Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton’s (MA-06) campaign manager Matt Chilliak said CUPE should have another priority. “A resolution to expel @FredHahnCUPE would be a great addition to your list there,” said Chilliak..CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn said on October 11 people are misunderstanding his past comments about freeing Palestine during its ongoing conflict with Israel. READ MORE: CUPE Ontario president justifies supporting Palestine“For anyone to imagine that I would ever endorse violence is horrific to me — it speaks volumes about the times we're in — I have spent my adult life fighting for justice for workers — building power and solidarity for working people to resist — to win better,” said Hahn..He called these “deeply tragic and troubling days — days that call on all of us to be clear — so let me be clear.” He added he has never celebrated violence.