CUPE & OCAP Solidarity BBQ

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

CUPE Ontario and OCAP are fighting  back against the cuts to the Special Diet Allowance. These cuts leave thousands without the help they desperately need. We Demand: -Full restoration of the Special Diet Allowance -Increase in welfare and disability rates Join us for the Solidarity BBQ and let your voice be heard! Saturday Aug 27th 12-5pm Gage Park Click here … Read More

Hamilton Pride 2011

Nancy MacBainEquity, Events, News, Political Action

Hamilton Pride 2011 is happening from June 9th-19th. Click here for a full schedule of events. CUPE 3906 will be participating in the Women & Trans March on June 18th from 10-11am, meeting at the fountain in Gore Park downtown.

Support Postal Workers!!!

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers are currently engaged in a series of rolling strikes to protect against concessions to wages, pensions & benefits as well as to protect workers from health and safety concerns related to new technology. Click here to find out ways you can support CUPW members in their fight. Support signs can be picked up in … Read More

Events in Hamilton This Weekend

Nancy MacBainEquity, News, Political Action

Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair Saturday June 4, 2011 10am-5pm Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (51 Stuart St) Click here for more information. Slutwalk Hamilton Everyone deserves respect, protection and justice when faced with sexualized assault and harassment — no matter how we dress or express ourselves. There is too much evidence showing us that survivors of sexualized assault and harassment – … Read More

Refuse, Resist, Rebel!

Mary Ellen CampbellEvents, General, News, Political Action

May 28th at 8pm This Ain’t Hollywood $5 or PWYC – ALL AGES RESIST against a culture in which rape is far too common – one in three Canadian women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. REFUSE to participate in victim blaming and woman hating. REBEL against the idea that women can’t rock out.

Building Solidarity From South Africa to Palestine

Nancy MacBainEvents, Political Action

A speaking tour featuring Amjad Barham of PFUUPE, Palestine and representative for the newly formed trade union Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS PTUC-BDS and Dr. Atif.A. Kubursi, Professor Emeritus in Economics at McMaster University Tuesday May 24th, 6pm BSB room 108 Free event This speaking tour will be an important opportunity for debate and discussion on the question of how … Read More

Saturday Solidarity with USW 1005

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

May 14th – 11am – 3pm USW 1005 Picket Line  (Burlington St – Wilcox Gate) Meet for the bus at 10:45am – corner of King St E and Bay St USW Local 1005 have been locked out of their own factory by their Employer, US Steel, since November 7, 2010. Locked out, but not laid off, these workers have not … Read More

All Out to Support USW 1005 in Ottawa on May Day

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

Free bus to Parliament Hill – May 1st, 2011 Leaves Hamilton at 5:00am – location TBA Back in Hamilton by midnight RSVP by noon on April 25th by emailing McMaster for Steel calls on Hamilton to go all out for Parliament Hill on May Day where USW 1005, workers from across Canada and their allies will rally at 1:00pm on … Read More

Raise the Rates! – Rally April 1st

Nancy MacBainNews, Political Action

CUPE Ontario, OCAP and the Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits (CAWDB) has been organizing a campaign to oppose the cuts in social assistance and disability benefits in Ontario, including the cutting of the special diet allowance.  CUPE Ontario affiliated locals (including CUPE 3906) mandated CUPE’s active participation in the Raise the Rates campaign at the 2010 CUPE Ontario … Read More