Solidarity Funds: International Solidarity

 

November 23, 2010 Protest Mexican treatment of workers at an info picket and demonstration on Tuesday, November 30.  more...

September 21, 2010  This Thanksgiving weekend, support migrant workers and allies who will be marching from Leamington to Windsor, Ontario to call attention to the living and working conditions of migrant workers who grow and process our food more...

September 8, 2010 From September to November, the Stephen Lewis Foundation will travel across the country with African grandmothers and granddaughters orphaned by AIDS  more...

August 26, 2010 Union members in Canada have a proud tradition of helping those in need. Please consider joining OPSEU in helping the workers of Pakistan and their families. more..

July 30, 2010 The ‘Cuban Five’ are political prisoners being unjustly held in U.S. jails. The wives of the Cuban Five will visit Toronto on August 8 as part of an international campaign to win their release after years of imprisonment. more..

July 27, 2010 OPSEU has learned from Amnesty International that on July 21 a shot was fired through a window into the office of Justicia y Vida (Justice and Life) where Colombian Human Rights activist, Lilia Solana carries out her courageous work. Fortunately no-one was hurt. OPSEU members and staff visited this office in August 2009. more..

June 2, 2010 OPSEU supports NUPGE letter urging Prime Minister to take a stand against attack on Gaza freedom flotilla. more..

The situation in Honduras calls for our action!

September 29, 2009 Please take a few minutes to voice your concern over human rights abuses in Honduras. Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was forced into exile following a military coup in the country on June 28. more...

Canadian Labour says sever ties with Honduras until democracy is restored

July 22, 2009 In a letter to the Canadian government, CLC President Ken Georgetti urged Prime Minister Harper to sever all diplomatic and economic ties with the unconstitutional government of Honduras until democratically elected Manuel Zelaya is reinstated to his rightful position as President of that country. more...

OPSEU calls for an end to the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka

July 22, 2009 In a letter to Prime Minister Harper, President Smokey Thomas calls on the Canadian government to urge the Sri Lankan government to address the humanitarian crisis for approximately 300,000 Tamil civilians who remain locked in camps almost entirely off limits to journalists, human rights investigators and political leaders more...

Making the Links between working people in Canada and the Philippines

Come and hear two public sector trade unionists from the Philippines speak about human rights and the struggle against privatization in their country. Join us at the Toronto Regional Office – membership centre on May 15, 2009 . more...

Defending Human Rights...Opposing the Trade Agreement

May 7 - 7 pm.  A talk by journalist Garry Leech. OPSEU Membership Centre 31 Wellesley St. East  more...

Coca-Cola products banned by OPSEU

July 28, 2008 At Convention 2008, OPSEU banned Coca-Cola products from union meetings and regional educationals.

The company has been implicated in actions against trade unionists in Colombia.

Products banned include Dasani and Nestle water, Fanta, Minute Maid, Nestea, Odwalla, PowerAde and Sprite brands.

We are requesting that locals contact their employers and request that Coca-Cola products be kept out of the workplaces and work meetings.

OPSEU is also joining its allies in opposing a free trade agreement with Colombia until that country sanctions Coca-Cola for its violent anti-union activities.

More information at www.killercoke.org or at 1-800-438-2653

International Trade Union Confederation May Day Manifesto

April 29, 2008 On May 1, millions of working people across the world join together to celebrate the achievements of more than a century of trade unionism. more...

Crisis in the Philippines

April 7, 2008  Three leaders from the labour and women’s movements in the Philippines are visiting Canada in April. They are fighting for workers rights, human rights, and against globalization. Two separate events will be held April 9 and 13, in Toronto. more...

Protest to hold the Filipino government accountable

February 26, 2008 Migrante Ontario will launch actions Feb. 29 as part of the internationally coordinated mobilizations from church groups, people's organizations and opposition forces in the Philippines against the Arroyo regime. more...

CLC: Say "NO!" to free trade with Colombia

February 7, 2008  The Canadian Labour Congress says a free trade deal with Colombia is not acceptable at this time. A U.S. congressman agrees. More...     View Video... 

Tell Cambodian manufacturer to respect union rights

February 6, 2008  For over six months, workers at the Kings Land Garment Company in Cambodia have asked management to address problems with their working conditions. More...

Farmers and labour march in Mexico

CrowdFebruary 1, 2008 Rally organizers for the march from the Angel of Independence to the Zocalo estimated that more than 200,000 people took part to demand that the Agricultural Chapter of NAFTA be renegotiated. Marchers also demanded that the privatization of the energy sector be halted, and that the new Social Security law be repealed. Read full story

Don't forget Burma: meeting planned 

January 23, 2008 Activists are holding a community forum to plan the spring campaign. more...

Crisis builds in Guatemala

January 16, 2008 Crime in Guatemala has escalated with the murder rate nearing ten times that of the United States. more...

Asian Solidarity Network Toronto to celebrate International Human Rights Day  

December 7, 2007 EVAPORATION: Asian Solidarity Network Toronto to celebrate International Human Rights Day with Asian Rights Forum  more...

CLC calls for investigation and moratorium on foreign worker program  

November 29, 2007 The Canadian Labour Congress has called for an investigation after reported abuses of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. more...

Maquila Solidarity Network Action Alert

November 6, 2007 Tell Tommy Hilfiger, Guess and Dickies: Stop the firings of Mexican jean workers; support their right to a union of their choice    more...

Urgent request for solidarity with Mexican workers

October 18, 2007 Act now: 50 more workers fired at Vaqueros Navarra this week  more...

Death threats target union activists in Colombia

October 5, 2007 Threats against trade unionists working in the food and beverage industry in Colombia.  More...

Take Action to support Burma

October 4, 2007 Demonstrations and other actions are being held across Canada in support of democracy in Burma. Keep up-to-date by visiting the web site of the Canadian Friends of Burma.  Canadian Action in Support of Peaceful Protests in Burma http://www.cfob.org/index.html

Guatemalan banana workers’ union leader murdered

October 4, 2007 In Guatemala, a key leader of the banana workers’ union was murdered Sept. 23. More...

Filipino group thanks OPSEU

October 2, 2007 Organizers of Philippine Advocacy Through Arts in Canada thank and update OPSEU members. More...

OPSEU Columbia Solidarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPSEU Colombia Solidarity

Philippine Advocacy Through Arts in Canada (PATAC)

 
 

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March in Toronto against the Canada Columbia Free Trade Agreement


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