What to Do on Your Strike Day(s) Off

  • Photo Shaun Michaud.

A guide to the events leading up to the April 2 protest against austerity.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

SASU Annual General Meeting & Motion Regarding Strikes
The Sociology and Anthropology Student Union is holding their annual general meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hive Café downtown. They will be discussing strike motions, among other business.

Mots et images de la résistance: Femmes en grève / Words and Images of Resistance: Women on Strike
Informal discussions over beer at the Cinémathèque Bar-Lounge, 335 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E., at 7 p.m. The event will be focused on women in the strike. Please note, this event is in French.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

WSSA Winter General Assembly
The Women’s Studies Student Association will be holding a general assembly at 2:45 p.m. in the Hall Building, Room H-540.

Student Strikes in Quebec: A Panel on the History and Legal Aspects
WSSA Mobilization is hosting a panel on the history of strikes, their legality and whether striking is effective. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the CSU Lounge on the 7th floor of the Hall Building.

“À Qui profite notre santé?” Manifestation de solidarité étudiante avec le secteur de la santé / “Who’s profiting from our health care?” Student Protest in Solidarity with the Health Sector
A student demonstration in solidarity with health care workers. Protesters will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, 255 Ontario St. E.

Austerity Bites! Midnight Kitchen Outdoor Serving & Teach-In
The Midnight Kitchen (McGill’s free vegan soup kitchen) will be giving out free food and hosting a teach-in about the many anti-austerity actions happening across the city at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Redpath Museum Steps, 859 Sherbrook St. W.

Manif-Action : Tic-Tac, un mois avant la grève générale du 1er mai / Demo-Action: Tic-Tac, One Month Before the May 1 General Strike
A protest against austerity measures and the government in advance of a general strike will be held on May 1. Protesters will be meeting at Square Victoria at 1 p.m.

GUSS Special General Assembly
The Geography Undergraduate Student Society will be holding a special assembly at 4:15 p.m. in the Hall Building, Room H-1269, to discuss further strike action, following their decision to strike March 23 and April 2.

FASA Strike General Meeting
The Fine Arts Student Alliance will meet to discuss the strike and vote on whether or not to continue the strike beyond April 2. The meeting will be held in the CSU Lounge on the 7th floor of the Hall Building at 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

Open Conversation on Austerity and Banner Making
The Geography Undergraduate Student Society will be holding a special assembly at 4:15 p.m. in the Hall Building, Room H-1269, to discuss further strike action, following their decision to strike March 23 and April 2.

Workshop on Demonstration Safety: First Aid Tips & Legal Rights
The WSSA is hosting a demonstration on safety and legal rights workshop at 10:30 a.m. in MU-101, 2170 Bishop St.

Pre-March Coffee and Tea with the SCPA
The SCPA is hosting a pre-protest open discussion with coffee and tea. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the SCPA basement at 2149 Mackay St.

Concordia Student Contingent of the April 2 Protest
Concordia students will be meeting in front of the Hall Building’s main entrance at 12:30 p.m. to march to ASSÉ’s “#manif2avril” demonstration. The protest begins at 1 p.m. at Square Victoria.

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