February 19 demonstration and solidarity march
On February 19 of this year, PIPSC, PSAC and CAPE Locals publicly confronted the government on two major issues: collective bargaining and the next federal election.
A crowd of 200, including members of CAPE, braved the cold weather to attend a lunchtime demonstration in front of Stephen Harper’s office. At the same time, a solidarity march was being held across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, from the Place du Portage office complex to the government buildings at Terrasses de la Chaudière. In addition, some CAPE Locals, such as the Library and Archives Canada Local, held their own workplace demonstrations.
Since the Conservative government has legislated October 19, 2015, as the scheduled date of the next federal election, the unions have symbolically chosen to make the nineteenth day of each month a day for action. Regardless of whether the election is actually held on that date, our main goal is to encourage all of our co‑workers to exercise their right to vote and to show their support for their union.
We are back on March 19th
CAPE Locals have been invited to organize activities on March 19, Day of Action “Together for healthy workplaces”. Please visit the special page on our website for more details on those activities.