Solidarity Ottawa applauds the courage and leadership of the Indigenous youth-led Reoccupation of Parliament Hill, which began Wednesday night. We also denounce the police aggression and arrests that the Bawating Water Protectors and allies were faced with. The Liberal government claims it supports Truth and Reconciliation, but when Indigenous peoples assert their rights it’s colonialism as usual. Read More
Community and labour allies are holding a solidarity rally with striking Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) workers, represented by CUPE local 2073, who have now been on strike for nearly two months.
WHEN: 12 pm – 1 pm, May Day (Monday, May 1, 2017)
WHERE: MPP Yasir Naqvi’s office, 109 Catherine St, Ottawa. Between O’Connor and Metcalfe. Read More
UPDATE: On May 12, 2017, the Canadian Hearing Socieity workers of CUPE local 2073 ratified a new agreement, ending their strike and returning to work. Solidarity Ottawa’s Workers Action Group organized a series of events to support the CHS workers who had been on strike since March 6, 2017. Read More