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May Day solidarity rally with CUPE 2073
May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The workers of CUPE local 2073 at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) have now been on strike for nearly 2 months.
Meanwhile, the Ontario Liberal government has so far failed to intervene, despite the fact that it provides more than $20 million in annual funding for CHS.
Join CHS workers and community allies to demand that the provincial government tell CHS management to negotiate a fair contract.
WHAT: Workers’ rights rally in solidarity with CUPE 2073
WHEN: 12 pm – 1 pm, May Day (May 1, 2017)
WHERE: MPP Yasir Naqvi’s office, 109 Catherine St, Ottawa. Between O’Connor and Metcalfe.
ORGANIZED BY: Ottawa CUPE District Council, Fight for $15 & Fairness Ottawa, and Solidarity Ottawa.
CHS workers provide critically important services to the Deaf, Deafened, Oral Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. What they are now going through is a testament to the accumulated effects of capitalist austerity, funding cuts, and contracting out of services that should be well funded and public.
May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is a time to commemorate fights for workers’ rights and to challenge a system designed to line to pockets of the 1%. May Day is a time to amplify the struggles of workers across the world who have fought and continue to fight for fairer wages, better working conditions, and equal economic opportunities.
The struggle of CUPE 2073 for a fair contract is part of the fight against deepening inequality and the erosion of public services and workers’ rights. This rally is part of a growing wave of solidarity with CUPE 2073.
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