Solidarity Against Colonialism

Solidarity with the Bawating Water Protectors #Reoccupation of Parliament Hill & Unsettling Canada 150

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

Categories: Indigenous Rights, Statements

Solidarity with LOCKED OUT taxi drivers!

September 18, 2015 — 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: Statements, Workers Action

Solidarity with illegally terminated Mugshots bar workers!

September 12, 2015 — The Workers Action Group (WAG) expresses our support for the struggle
of the former workers of the Mugshots Bar in the Ottawa Jail Hostel (OJH) – a component of
Hostelling International. In July, 5 workers were – in our view – wrongfully dismissed and many
more were disrespected and subject to the blatant disregard for workers’ rights by management
when OJH abruptly decided to shut down Mugshots Bar. Read More

Categories: Statements, Workers Action