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.

#BoycottIKEA: Report and Next Steps

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

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

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