So here's the deal:This is not an initiative officially supported by the SFUO, but an individual student.
-The OC Transpo workers are on strike.
-They need all the support we can get.
-Our union office is 3 blocks away from the pickets at city hall.
So, in the interests of solidarity, it would be nice to have a constant SFUO presence down on the line at city hall. The workers there are incredibly happy to see students, and this is the kind of solidarity and movement building that will get results in the future.
So I'm thinking, starting Monday (or if they picket this weekend, starting Saturday) we work out a schedule. Hour and a half shifts sound about right. So if you could post what time and day you're available to help picket, I'll work out a schedule. If you know people who would be up for this as well, please invite them to the event.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Just in case these students never get any press, here is an excerpt from a Facebook group called "SFUO Flying Squads in Support of the ATU" created for members of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa who are interested in picketing along with striking bus drivers: