Let's defend Trans youth!

The Industrial Union of Workers invites you to its contingent at the counter-demonstration in defense of trans youth, this Saturday, the 21 October. Hereby, we endorse the call of a coalition of groups to stop anti-trans hatred.

Pink Bloc / Montréal – Scott:The

600 rue Fullum (Quebec Ministry of Education)
21 October, from 10 o'clock

Context :

The 21 next October, an alliance made up of conservative religious groups and an assortment of individuals from reactionary and conspiracy circles are organizing a series of demonstrations in several Canadian cities against “the teaching of gender culture and sex transformation” (sic).

To Montreal, the organization is mainly carried out by “Together to protect our children”, a small group enjoying considerable reach within certain conservative Muslim community networks in the Montreal region. It was this group that organized the “1 Million March for Children” demonstration in downtown Montreal on 20 last September. Remember that this event succeeded in mobilizing several hundred people to demonstrate against education for inclusion and sexual and gender diversity in schools., under the dubious pretext of the primacy of “parental rights”.

Whatever the organizers say, these demonstrations are in fact part of an organized hateful backlash finding its origins in far-right and fundamentalist Christian movements in the United States. They directly threaten the fundamental rights of trans and non-binary people, and implicitly, the safety of LGBTQ+ communities as a whole. It specifically targets the right of trans and non-binary children and young people to better understand who they are and what their place is in the world.. Diversity and inclusion education is proven to save lives, and we cannot accept that these movements endanger the lives of young trans and non-binary people. All young people deserve safe school environments where they can thrive!

The 20 September, hundreds of people responded to the call to block transphobes, but unfortunately, these had also succeeded in mobilizing widely.

Event :

It is with this in mind that a coalition of trans and queer organizations and allied groups invites you to take to the streets, the 21 next October, to block the anti-trans demonstration of the group “Together to protect our children” and the so-called “ 1 Million March for Children».

Whether you are trans, whether your friends or children are or whether you are simply opposed to the ongoing offensive against trans youth and the community in general, we need you 21 October to counter-demonstrate!

We are preparing to face large numbers on the other side and we intend to face them for as long as it takes. If you can't be there at 10 a.m., come when you can! Follow P’s networks!nk Block to stay informed of the situation on the ground!

Allied groups and individuals are encouraged to come!

This time, we are ready!

Together, let’s block hatred and exclusion.

Watchwords :

No room for transphobia
No place for racism and Islamophobia
Our fight, it is that of trans liberation and youth liberation.

Against hatred, fascism and exclusion!
Let's defend Trans Youth!

Instructions and information :

  • Wear the mask (as a safety measure — many anti-trans actors film their opponents fordoxxer). Don't let yourself be filmed!
  • Don’t hesitate to come in a group, with friends or family! If you come alone, we encourage you to regroup on site.
  • Bring your own water bottles!
  • Food (vegan) and coffee will be served on site. Feel free to bring your own snacks!
  • Provide a festive atmosphere!
  • Allied groups and individuals, student associations and unions are strongly encouraged to come! We need support, more than ever.
  • Do not hesitate to bring devices or instruments that make noise (speakers, drums)!
  • Avoid talking to anti-trans actors. The dialogue necessary to deradicalize them can only take place elsewhere!
  • Avoid talking to the police and the media.
  • The expression of Islamophobic or xenophobic comments will not be tolerated.

If your organization would like to endorse this appeal, We invite you to inform us at : [email protected]

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Call for an inter quota the 12 November 2017

While the rich and politicians increasingly fatten, political and popular nationalist discourses trying somehow to divide the population on the issue of immigration. It offers us prémâchées ideas, from intellectual shortcuts that fuel the idea that the solution lies in a "we" united and strong and who is standing proudly and face the "invasion" of the other. It is important in this context where the class of workers' is divided on this issue, to use our anger at these injustices, to unite and say No.! At & rsquo; intolerance. We must respond each time the extreme right is expressed in radios, in our neighborhoods or in political speeches. It's time to cut the grass under the foot to the far right and take the lead with those who are victims of hatred and racism.

As unionists, we must show solidarity with our colleagues since they are in the same class oppression. This is breaking the isolation and by standing up to racism that we can deal with the employers operating divides, that prioritizes and keeps women workers and workers in precarious situations.

It is not only important to unite colleagues, to regain control of our work force and break with the racist discourse that divide us. We must unite between unionists, to make visible a speech against really popular and solidarity face to that of the extreme right and that will leave more room for hatred of ideas being disseminated in the public space.

This is why the ISTC-Montreal IWW calls for an inter quota during the demonstration against racism and hate the 12 November 2017 at 14 hours at Place Émilie-Gamelin. Let us join forces in solidarity with those who suffer hatred and exclusion and stand together against those who want to divide us to better exploit us!


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We do not s'laissera! Near & rsquo; a hundred demonstrators marched in South Central.

Faced with cuts in funding, various Montreal community organizations met
yesterday in order to express their dissatisfaction. A demonstration was organized in collaboration with
l’Quebec Association for promoting the health of people who use drugs (AQPSUD), the Group & rsquo; Intervention Peer (armor) and several comrades SITT-IWW Montreal to show their support and join their voices to those of workers in the sector who have more than enough of
Paulette duty undress to dress stone! in song, the group Union Thugs became megaphone
the cause defended by the day, and the group SOS Roaming was responsible for feeding the hungry-es
who crisscrossed the streets of South Central.

This year, it is the expression of the Street Festival [DO] who paid the price of sharp scissors
Trudeau government, Yet these are not sub missing (500 millions of dollars) for
celebrate, Within a day, the 150 years of the Canadian federation: sad colonial legacy
John A Racist. Macdonald. In keeping constant reductions in the budgets allocated by
various levels of government, workers of GIAP, like other, had
make difficult choices: « in a context where we struggle to maintain our regular services, we
lacked resources to organize the festival. "At the municipal, l & rsquo added; insult to & rsquo; injury by
investing tens of millions of dollars in frivolities such as e formula and & rsquo; d & rsquo illumination; a
bridge rusty bones. We feel that despite its fine words, Mayor does not care much Coderre impacts
the population of its financial choices worthy & rsquo; a king child in a Toys-R-Us for billionaire… It is
Therefore, the 21st edition of FER will not take place in 2017.

The ERF is a tradition, a place of joy but also exchange: one of the few public spaces
where gens.es street can feel included and not hunted by looking security guards
strong emotions. Moreover, this situation is increasingly felt in the lower city with
various projects of '' revitalization '' of public spaces such as the mega project of '' Jardins Gamelins '' which was used to set up a system of social apartheid by forcibly removing access to Place Émilie-Gamelin from homeless people who have always stayed there.

So that's why we took the street, for those who live there, work there and it was heart.
This is also why we believe that as members of the IWW-SITT we must build bridges
strong with all those who struggle daily to ensure the health and safety of
population stigmatized by capitalist governments, bankers, the bosses and the rich
owners. Together we cry: We do not s'laissera!


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Wobbly Lifes: From Toronto to Montreal

statistically, women adopt the interests and hobbies of their male partners. So when I started dating a new male-identifying, human, I was determined not to allow his interests to become my interests. Sure, it was cute how excited he was when first signed his Red Card, And I appreciated how he would come back from meetings filled with energy and new ideas.. I was determined not to join the IWW, just because of my new relationship. Beside, it was good for us to maintain our autonomy and have separate interests..


But my tough exterior, impenetrable to his anarchist ways, was destroyed when I was invited to a party, and was introduced a passionate (not to mention incredibly cool!). young female organizer. She was full of excitement about how the branch had just helped an immigrant worker win a wage theft campaign.. The worker had been fired without cause from his job, and the worker was owed two weeks of wages that the employer was refusing to pay. Several members of the Solidarity Committee accompanied the worker to his (now former) workplace to support his demands that the employer pay the lost wages., .. When the employer called the cops to ask them to remove the group from the premises,, the cops asked him “why are they there? what are they asking you to do?When the employer explained the situation,, the cops simply replied that he should pay the worker. A short time later, the worker and the Solidarity Committee left the workplace with cash in the pocket of the worker..


Now, that, was cool. In fact, it was totaly fucking cool. And I could no longer deny to myself that the IWW was a radical group who performed (and yet accomplishes!) concrete changes in the lives of working people.. I’ll admit that it still took me a few months to tell to my partner that he was right, and a few more weeks for us to agree that we would like to share this organizing space. and, and a few more weeks, for us to agree that we would like to share this organizing space. but in August 2014 I officially signed my card. Since that time, I have organized in several committees including with the Toronto Branch in the Fundraising and Education Committee,, and the Women's Committee, as Toronto branch Secretary, and with the Montreal Branch, on the Events and Merchandise Committee, and the Women’s Committee.. I am currently a Branch delegate, and am organizing with the Organizing and Solidarity Committees.. For me, organizing with the IWW, is a rewarding space to make tangible changes in our communities,, to support workers in their class struggle against their employers, and to work towards achieving a more radical and just world.. Together, we can make changes!



For the One Big Union,


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Near a thousand protesters for the International Workers Day


For May Day 2017, while the unions sent their permanent es-es and employee distribute leaflets, the IWW as well as numerous groups mobilized for a day of struggle, of working class solidarity and combative unionism. In the program; office occupancy placement agencies, popular meals and demonstration Southern center to Downtown o? ù the police waiting at a halt!

Occupancy of Thompson Tremblay's offices and ManPower Recruitment Solutions

This year the start of the International day of workers has been given at noon for members of the Industrial Workers Union and Workers (SITT-IWW) Montreal and the Workers Association of Temporary Workers of Employment Agencies (ATTAP) who went occupy Thompson Tremblay offices and ManPower Recruitment Solutions, two placement agencies.

Temporary employment agencies specialize in ofoffering a flexible workforce to companies. Essentially, it transforms the boss-employee relationship in a triangular relationship of employer-employee-agency. The agencies allow companies to reduce their production costs by reducing the accounting staff and evasion of payment of benefits and protections of minimum labor standards such as cotisations with EI, insurance in case of work accidents, parental leave, as well as for caregivers, pensions, holidays, etc. They also limit the right to unionize, the right to direct negotiations with the boss to have a collective agreement and the right to strike as a defense mechanism. Victims workers of this process do not accumulate seniority, have no minimum hours of guaranteed work or job security and receive no annual salary increase. Since the disruption of the conference of the ACSESS 5 april 2017, our working conditions have not improved. Our demands remain the same so:

The immediate increase of the minimum wage to $ 15 / hour, obligation to hire the workers by the client company after three months of service, joint responsibility of employment agencies and client companies regarding labor standards and health and safety, the same wage for agency workers and those who are hired by the client company.

popular meal in the Center-Sud neighborhood
Despite the rain, near 200 people who are grouped Médéric Martin Park in the early afternoon. Housed-e-s by the tents of SOS Roaming and warmed-e-s by the food provided by the Coop Café Touski, the members of our dedicated union, but also those of the Mouvement Action Unemployment, Plateau Mont-Royal Housing Committee, the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality, the Association for Student Solidarity Trade Union (ASSÉ), Student Union of Workers of UQÀM, Solidarity Without Borders, Faculty Student Association Sciences Humaines of UQÀM, and various Antifascist group present in the area such as RASH, the Montreal Sisterhood and the Young Guard benefited from this community gathering.

The theme of the day? Enough is enough! While the cost of living is rising constantly, utilities are cutting. Welfare recipients suffer savage attacks. There is the threat of a reform of labor standards who would benefit the employers that awaits us, and to add insult to injury, while unions and community groups are calling for a minimum wage 15$ /h, the bosses and the state answer us : you're onlyUERE more than $ 11.25 / hour.

As if that was not enough, the social climate deteriorates. Racist discourse have vast grandstands. They mistreat the difference. Hate crimes against women, the muslims and LGBTQIA community * multiply. We do not tolerate the spread of hate speech in the medias, workplaces and communities.

Frontenac Metro Protest in Downtown

Eventually joined by pink bloc and anti-gentrification groups of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, is the theme of anti-fascism and the opening of borders rather than inward-be that the event is finally set in motion at 17:40. Fanfare, flags, smoke and fireworks brightened Ontario Street subway Frontenac to the Great Library at Berri-UQAM metro or demonstrators took the streets of downtown in order to join the great event organized by the Convergence anticapitalist struggles (CLAC). If the participants of the latter already had to defend themselves from a first police charge at Place Ville Marie, the arrival of the fascist contingent and syndicalist gave new life to the demonstration continued until past 20 hours in the evening in the streets of downtown.

At the time of publication, there was only one arrest. Our thanks to lawyer's team Desmarais & Desvignes and Ouellet Nadon and associates that united for the legal monitoring of our members.




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Agreement at Frite Alors! Rachel

Friday 15 December 2016, the employees of Frite Alors! Rachel finally venu.es an agreement with the employer. A major shift for the Wobblies who take openly storefront in Montreal and a first for the labor movement that saw the birth of new ways to operate outside of the legal framework limitations.

We remember that the Press release send it 27 August to announce their affiliation to the Industrial Union of Workers and Workers - Industrial Workers of the World (SITT-IWW), included a list of items they wanted to see and they change their workplace. It talked among other kitchen salary increases and service, annual increases, standardization of training, a priority internally when opening new positions, a guaranteed floor of hours, of compensation for shifts in stand-by and sick leave.


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wage theft thwarted in Ahuntsic

A few weeks ago, a restoration employee, assistant cook, contacted us because he had problems (sic) pay with his employer. His boss demanded him an amount she had paid him too much by mistake, and rather than show him and make an agreement with him, she went directly to dip into its next payroll without telling. And not a little, more than three quarters of his pay.

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Action Directe: Open Letter to Members of Radio Centre-VIlle

At the end of the summer with the team’Action Direct, we decided to take a break from a session only to come back on the air in the winter 2017. Despite this withdrawal we continued to follow the news of Radio Centre-Ville and this news is more than worrying!

Radio Centre-Ville in crisis, as well as economic policy. We share here a statement, signed by several volunteers.

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Back to the Training Organization 101

The 8 and 9 October last, the SITT-IWW Montreal took advantage of the long weekend of Thanksgiving to give a dozen of its members an OT-101 training (organizer training / organizer 101) English to his local on Brébeuf Street, to Montreal.

The formation of a two-day was given by a US organizer and an organizer of Ontario, selected-e-s branches from outside Quebec and, for their experience. This choice allowed the few 12 attendees to benefit not only training that has long existed and whose effectiveness is well established, but also the experience of the trainer and the trainer who was very popular with participants and participants.
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