Solidarity Infopicket at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

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After working without a collective agreement since Dec 2017, Fairmont Chateau Laurier front desk staff, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen, servers, all hospitality and customer service have voted 94% in favour of a strike mandate [Source]. On May 4th, IWW-GDC Local 6 joined a co-ordinated info-picket in solidarity with hotel workers and the right to strike. From […]

New members meetup and intro to the GDC

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On April 1st, our new members met up to discuss and learn about the GDC, our local, and the struggles ahead. After the break, new members co-led a values cloud exercise and part of Lukayo’s accountability training. Event agenda Land acknowledgment & anti-colonial commitment CLV Action video Introductions, Pronouns, How we heard about the GDC, […]

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) […]