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Apr 27

Gathering for May Day 2018!

Organized by the Coalition against Precarious Work

in front of the Labour Standards Commission
500 Rene-Levesque West , Montreal
Tuesday May 1st @ 5pm-6pm

 

This May 1st, the Coalition Against Precarious Work (Pinay, Immigrant Workers Centre, Migrant Workers Association of Quebec, Temporary Agency Workers Association and Mexican United for  Regularization) will hold a gathering in front of the CNESST on 500 Rene Lévesque between 5pm and 6pm. The rally will highlight the plight of immigrant workers in Quebec and will demand that the Employment and Labour Ministries to do more to protect the rights of precarious workers.

 

There will be a short program with speeches from different organizations and some cultural and street theater presentations.  Please come out to support a May 1st celebration that is inclusive of immigrant workers.

 

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OTHER ACTIONS ON MAY 1 IN MONTREAL

Gathering with food and speeches at 2:30 pm at Parc Metro. Departure of the neighborhood demonstration at 16H00.
Bouffe contre le fascisme / Food Against Fascism – Montréal is in charge of food !

Follow-up of CLAC anti-capitalist protest in downtown Montreal.

As workers, unemployed, students and tenants, our best defense against those who exploit and abuse us is solidarity. That is why the Industrial Workers of the World (SITT-IWW Montreal) invites you to gather and fight together in the Parc-Extension on May 1st.

Our struggles are multiplying on several fronts at the same time. Just like the attacks on us. Strikes and lockouts are muted by the power of the courts, the public sector privatizes and burns its employees, our wages stagnate while our rents increase, racist speeches become commonplace to the delight of the ruling class. Holding the G7 paralyzes a complete region for wealth and power to move the planet. And all that, while bosses and politicians share the profits.

But no matter what, we fight! Community groups take to the streets to denounce social inequalities. Tenants from working-class neighborhoods are mobilizing against gentrification. Women denounce and take public space with #MeToo. Anti-racist solidarity networks are multiplying to counter the rise of the extreme right. Nurses say, “Enough is enough!” And refusal to run out in silence. The most precarious workers are organizing and solidarity is rising.

We are not as isolated as bosses and politicians want to imply. We are not just pawns that will vote and watch the boss decide our fate. We fight to make ourselves heard. And that’s why we must go beyond corporatism, stand together and make the bridge between our struggles, that’s our strength!

It is with this spirit of solidarity that the SITT-IWW Montréal invite you to demonstrate on Tuesday, May 1st, in the Parc-Extension neighborhood, on the occasion of International Workers’ Day, for the whole of the scander: WE ARE NOT ALONE!

 

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