Day School: Understanding and Fighting Austerity

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 15:30 to 22:00

What are some of the forces that are driving the current crisis? How is it pushing forward the agenda of business and governments to get working people and our organizations to tighten our belts and accept their calls for austerity? What forms is resistance taking around the world? What are the strengths and limitations of that resistance and what can we learn from it? With the Ford administration's plans to cut social services, dramatically increase privatization and attack the rights of municipal workers, what do we have to do to resist? How must we change the way we have been doing things in our communities and unions in order to prevent our isolation and loss of our livelihoods and key services? Let's collectively address these questions in an afternoon of information and critical discussion.

Day School Features:

  • Panel on the crisis with Sam Gindin, Stefan Kipfer and others;
  • Workshops on Community Action; Building Union Resistance and Challenging right-wing populist ideas and opinions;
  • Panel and collective discussion about how we can strategize and resist coming attacks on worker rights and services with Mark Ferguson of CUPE Local 416; John Weatherup from CUPE 4400 and a speaker from Toronto Stop the Cuts.

 

 

Ryerson Student Union
63 Gould Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 29.3004" N, 79° 22' 41.7324" W
Ontario CA
Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly

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