Poverty, Privatization, Precarious Work, and the Living Wage

Poverty, Privatization, Precarious Work, and the Living Wage

Join us for a workshop led by John Clarke on building resistance in a time of cutbacks and austerity by the provincial government.

With recent cuts to the Lighthouse in Saskatoon and divestments of public workers, and a devasting recent budget that attacks schools, libraries, and the poor, the Wall government has put austerity back on the agenda, transferring the problems of Saskatchewan’s boom and bust to our province’s most economically vulnerable residents. 

As an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), John Clarke has been involved in poor people's movements for over 25 years. He first became active in anti-poverty struggles in 1983, when he helped form the Union of Unemployed Workers in London, Ontario. In 1989, he was among the organizers of a province-wide March Against Poverty that helped force the Liberal government of the day to increase social assistance rates. Since 1990, John has been a Toronto-based organizer with OCAP, which has played a leading role in mobilizing against policies of economic violence. OCAP has close links with the Irish Housing Network, and John recently traveled to the UK to observe and learn from anti-austerity movements there. He will be speaking about the connections between what is happening in Saskatchewan and broader struggles against austerity in Canada and around the world.

Come out to Clarke’s workshop April 8 at The Stand, and learn what we can do to effectively push back against government austerity in our city, province and across Canada.

April 08, 2017 at 2pm - 5pm
The Stand Community Organizing Centre
615 Main St
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0J8
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