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.
Join us in a rally for basic workers rights, in support of the Mugnots!
Friday Oct 2nd, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm
HI Ottawa Jail Hostel (75 Nicolas Street) Read More
Mass Action Info-Picket in Solidarity with Striking Crown Holdings Workers!
What: Mass information picket action
Where: The Beer Store, 900 Bank St. (near Holmwood in the Glebe)
When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Read More
Three modest but successful info pickets marked the first coordinated action by labour activists against the IKEA, the multinational corporation that has locked out over 300 IKEA Richmond workers in British Columbia for more than 13 months. At IKEA Ottawa, over twenty people gathered at noon and managed to hold their picket right at the entrance to the massive big box store. Ignoring requests to move from some staff, handing out dozens of flyers to customers, the info pickets managed to turn away some customers. Members from CUPE, PSAC and community activists were present. The local action came together through the local labour-community group Solidarity Against Austerity, Take Back the CLC activists, and Facebook organizing. Read the full story here.
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/
When the governor of Wisconsin declares war on public employees and collective bargaining rights, a protest movement is born, bringing together people from all walks of life—from public and private sector workers, to students, pensioners, parents and community groups. Watch the story unfold on film.