Minister Naqvi to face May Day protest over inaction on Canadian Hearing Society strike

Media Advisory

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

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Ottawa Supports Locked-Out Taxi Drivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2015

Rally at City Hall, Friday September 18 at 12pm

Ottawa, ON – The Workers Action Group of Solidarity Against Austerity wants to express our solidarity and support for the hundreds of local taxi drivers who have been recently locked out by their employer.  We believe the attacks and smears against locked out drivers have gone too far, and we are calling on all taxi users and driver supporters across the city to join us for a support rally on Friday. Read More

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Solidarity Against Austerity supports locked out Ottawa taxi drivers

Ottawa (Unceded Algonquin Territory) — Solidarity Against Austerity wants to express our solidarity and support for the hundreds of local taxi drivers who have been recently locked out by their employer.  Coventry Connections is the near-monopoly private company that, with City of Ottawa authorization, dominates our local taxi industry – including the drivers.  Coventry locked out the Airport taxi drivers on August 11 following a breakdown in contract negotiations, and they followed this with a second lockout of Capital drivers (Blue Line and Capital are both owned by Coventry) on August 25.   Read More

Categories: Media, Taxi Solidarity, Workers Action