Next Wednesday, the 28th, the WGC and SARTEC (the French writer's guild) are sponsoring a demonstration in support of the Writer's Guild of America strike for fair pay. This is part of the International Day of Solidarity where writers in Australia, Ireland, South Africa, Britain, and other places, are all showing their support for fair pay for screenwriters in the wired future.
We will gather at 10:30 am in front of the SARTEC offices at 1229 rue Panel East (between René Lévesque and Ste.-Catherine. The demo will run till noon.
This is a rally in support of the WGA -- not a picket. I'll be there, and so will most of the Montreal writer crowd, I hope.
All are welcome -- friends, family, aspiring and emerging screenwriters and filmmakers. So dress warmly and come meet the gang. Come say hi, come say "Hey Hey Ho Ho, Management Can't Write the Show!" ... just come.
Oh, and the WGGB's getting in on it too:
British writers and trade unionists will hold a public demonstration on Wednesday 28 November 2007 in support of the American screenwriters’ strike [...] at 12 noon outside the Trades Union Congress HQ in central London. [...] Official Writers Guild of America T-shirts and placards will be distributed to participants in the demo. The event will be filmed and we hope that a video compilation covering demos in Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada and other countries will be added to the many strike-related clips on YouTube.
WGGB General Secretary Bernie Corbett said: “Guild members and other supporters are urged to come to the TUC in Great Russell Street (near Tottenham Court Road tube station and the British Museum) at 12 noon sharp on Wednesday to make this a convincing demonstration of support.
Gee, I hope we get strike swag too!
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