"Cheryl Curtis, executive director of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has commented on the decision by its staff to form a union, saying the right to organize for collective bargaining 'is an enshrined right in Canada and one that we as a church support'". "On Feb. 8 , PWRDF staff voted 13 in favour and four against to become part of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Unionized employees will be part of a unit of the CUPE local that was formed by Kairos, an ecumenical justice network of which the Anglican Church of Canada and PWRDF are members. This is the first attempt to form a union by employees at PWRDF; which in 2001 became separately incorporated from General Synod (the governing body of the Anglican Church of Canada). An earlier attempt by all General Synod employees to unionize failed in 1997. Earlier, staff said the formation of a union by a church-backed group should not be seen as unusual since similar groups like Kairos are themselves unionized. They added that PWRDF's work relates to union and unionized workers. 'In a way, we're putting our money where our mouth is. We've always believed in the rights of workers to organize themselves', said one staff member in an interview".
"The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has announced a 26 per cent cut to its 2010-2011 budget along with major organizational changes that include a leaner staff structure. In addition, Cheryl Curtis, PWRDF executive director, has resigned." "PWRDF now is considering a draft budget of $5.2 million, $1.1 million less than the 2009-2010 budget of $6.3 million. The budget will be finalized in early May ".