May Day 2015

 

Resist Austerity. Demand Change.

4pm – Gather at the Human Rights Monument

5pm – March Begins

6pm – Converge at Prime Ministers’ Office

The noise: Everyone is welcome to attend the annual May Day march against austerity! Bring your noise makers, pots and pans, and drums to ensure that the march is vibrant and loud!

THIS MAY DAY WE DEMAND CHANGE

STOP BILL C-51
Stephen Harper is trying to pass a new “secret police” law that would give reckless and unnecessary powers to spy agencies with little oversight or accountability. We say no to this brutal police state bill!

SAVE HOME DELIVERY
Canada Post belongs to Canadians! It’s not just a mail delivery service; it’s a communications link that connects people across the country. Removing home delivery will disproportionally impact people with limited mobility and cut up to 8,000 jobs.

RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15
Ontario’s minimum wage was frozen in March 2010, and inflation has lowered earnings from minimum wage to 19% below the poverty line. Every worker in Canada deserves a living wage, indexed with the cost of living.

END STUDENT DEBT- FREE TUITION NOW
Quebec students took a stand for fair tuition and as a result still have the lowest tuition fees in Canada. Education should be accessible to everyone, no matter their financial situation. Post-secondary education is needed for a modern world. A fight to end student debt and for free tuition is a fight we can win.

STOP ENERGY EAST! STOP THE TAR SANDS!
TransCanada plans to send 130 million litres a day of diluted tar sands bitumen through the city of Ottawa; a pipeline called Energy East. A single spill of bitumen, a thick black mixture that doesn’t float on water, would devastate aquifers and poison our city’s water supply.

English Poster (11×17)          l’affiche française (11×17)

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Download English flyers here or French flyers here or the 11×17 poster above and help spread the word in your community. You can also download 8.5×11 posters here in English or in French.

ENDORSED BY: Ottawa and District Labour Council, Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 2), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 2204, CUPE 4600, CUPE 4000, Ottawa CUPE District Council), Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW Local 580 – Ottawa Local, CUPW Central Region), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU Region 4), Ottawa ACORN, Ottawa Peace Assembly, Conseil régional d’action politique de l’Outaouais (CRAPO – AFPC/PSAC), PSAC Ottawa Area Council (AFPC/PSAC), Hugo Chavez People’s Defence Front, Communist Party of Canada – Ottawa, Anakbayan Ottawa, Unifor local 3011, Workers Communist Party of Kurdistan, Workers Communist Party of Iraq, Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE Local 225), the International Socialists, Philippine Migrants Society of Canada (PMSC), and Solidarity Against Austerity (SAA).