Mugshots campaign a major win for workers’ rights in Ottawa

Solidarity Against Austerity (SAA) is now in a position to happily announce: The Mugshots “Matter is Closed”! SAA held a party on Friday, June 3 to celebrate the resolution of this important local workers’ struggle. SAA’s Workers Action Group has played a key role in this fight for workers’ rights. Read more here.

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

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

Categories: Media, Taxi Solidarity, Workers Action