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

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

Categories: Media, Statements

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

Categories: Indigenous Rights, Media, Solidarity, Statements