Ottawa community picket in solidarity with postal workers report-back

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On Nov 26th, the federal government passed a “special law” that stripped the right to strike for postal workers. Postal workers had been working without a contract since January and were engaged in rotating strike actions. They now face massive fines should they continue the strike. Solidarity pickets have been served injunctions, and supporters have […]

Toronto Aug 11 Shut Down WCAI Report Back

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On Aug 11th, Ottawa GDC Local 6 travelled to Toronto to take part in an action to shut down WCAI’s planned islamophobic white nationalist event at Nathan Phillips square. WCAI’s organizers are been known to post blatantly islamophobic and white nationalist rhetoric, and try to mobilize hate actions with rallies in various cities, though often […]

Rent hike? Wack! Tenants Fight Back!

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On Friday morning of June 29th, in concert with actions in Hamilton, Burlington, Guelph, London, and Montreal;  community members and Ottawa GDC Local 6 marched to CLV hq offices at 485 Bank St (Bank & Argyle) to deliver a letter of demands on behalf of the East Hamilton Rent Strike to David Nevins (Vice President) […]

Endorsement of ‘cops out of CUPE’ campaign

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Whereas, CUPE National President Mark Hancock is moving to ‘welcome’ RCMP intercept analysts and other officials ‘into the family’ in spite of the centuries of oppression brought by the RCMP against Black and Indigenous communities in so-called Canada.   Whereas, the historic role of the RCMP in so called Canada has been to spy on […]

MayWorks Ottawa April 27th – May 2nd

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Ottawa Local 6 are proud to be part of the MayWorks Ottawa 2018 organizing committee. We encourage all to come out over the 6 days to both celebrate and learn about our common struggles. From MayWorks Ottawa is a festival of working class culture that is rooted in an understanding that workers share a […]

Fundraiser for Accountability 101 Workshop

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Since the #metoo campaign this past fall, the alarming number of survivors to vocalize experiences of sexual violence in the local Ottawa music community has shed light on an urgent need to develop stronger, more accessible accountability measures.  While venues have policies to help prevent sexual violence, there are minimal community procedures or support structures […]