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Toronto IWW supports striking college workers

Members of the Toronto IWW join striking OPSEU College support workers Friday evening to talk the picket line at George Brown College. The strike came after management walked away from the negotiating table.

Spirits on the line were high with cheers and singing to finish off the day. One of the strike captains said that this local hasn’t been on strike since the 70s, so there is a learning curve to the whole thing. The organizers were pretty quick studies though, everything looked great on the line.

The IWW will rejoin the George Brown line at 7:00 AM Tuesday morning to support our brothers and sisters as classes resume for the fall and students return to campus.

Singing for victory

We saw that the striking workers were having great fun singing so we made up a songsheet to share with them. You can download and print your own copy of the OPSEU Picket line songsheet. The songs are all on YouTube if you would like to learn the melodies. Here is a favourite, particularly appropriate given the 1% pay raise (less than inflation.. basically a pay cut!) offered by Management

The songsheet has an abbreviated version of this song to save space, but you can find the complete lyrics here.

Stay up to date

Check out OPSEU’s website for the most up-to-date information as the strike unfolds.

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