Remembering Mat Nelson

  On January 17, 2017, Mat Nelson – Ottawa-area labour activist and former President of the Ottawa CUPE District Council – passed on, surrounded by his family and friends. Mat was a dedicated activist who believed that social change takes place when people are engaged and that is exactly what he did and how we all knew him. He was …

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson should not be welcome at Labour Day

Published on Rankandfile.ca¬†on September 3, 2016 By Hassan Husseini Over the past several years myself and other activists in Ottawa felt very uncomfortable with Mayor Jim Watson participating in the Ottawa Labour Day. Mayor Watson is not a friend of workers, the labour movement or our community allies. While I am not certain if Mayor Watson ever received an official …