Anti-austerity activists to launch “Solidarity Info-Picket” at CBC building in Ottawa, oppose funding cuts

Media Advisory
April 30, 2014

PHOTO OP:  Activists, trade unionists and supporters of public broadcasting associated with Solidarity Against Austerity will unfurl “Stop the Cuts” banners and launch a mass leaflet action and information picket in front of the CBC building in Ottawa to express broad social opposition to the devastating April 10 announcement of radical funding and job cuts at CBC.  Leaflets will be inviting participation in the mass march and demonstration against austerity planned for downtown Ottawa on Thursday, May 1st (May Day).  Denis Lemelin, National President of CUPW, will also attend to express solidarity with CBC workers. Read More

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Fighting for Public Services: From Chicago to Ottawa

SAA-event-Jan21-2014Solidarity Against Austerity presents

Fighting for Public Services: From Chicago to Ottawa

Michael J. Harrington- Chicago Teachers Union
Lori Karas – Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Come learn how Chicago teachers stood up to defend public schools, and take part in a discussion on how we can learn from their strategies to defend public services here in Canada.

Tuesday January 21, 2014, 7-9pm

Sandy Hill Community Centre

250 Somerset St. East

 PSAC- NCR/AFPC-RNC, OCETF, Ottawa and District Labour Council, SAA

 On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/640892072623709/

In Solidarity with #IdleNoMore

Solidarity Against Austerity is a network of community, student, labour, peace, environmental, and anti-poverty activists, which is organizing to stop the austerity agenda of cuts to our public services and attacks on workers’ rights. We have taken to the streets with federal public service workers, with the Quebec student movement, and with Ontario educators. And we will be taking to the streets in solidarity with #IdleNoMore and Chief Theresa Spence, who is now on the 10th day of her hunger strike. Read More

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