Three modest but successful info pickets marked the first coordinated action by labour activists against the IKEA, the multinational corporation that has locked out over 300 IKEA Richmond workers in British Columbia for more than 13 months. At IKEA Ottawa, over twenty people gathered at noon and managed to hold their picket right at the entrance to the massive big box store. Ignoring requests to move from some staff, handing out dozens of flyers to customers, the info pickets managed to turn away some customers. Members from CUPE, PSAC and community activists were present. The local action came together through the local labour-community group Solidarity Against Austerity, Take Back the CLC activists, and Facebook organizing. Read the full story here.