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Demand That Israel Stop Bombing Civilians in Gaza, Ryan Urges Harper

Monday, July 21, 2014header_news2

The Ontario Federation of Labour joins millions of Canadians who are shocked by the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has created a nightmare for tens of thousands of civilians who are caught in the crossfire. “The Harper government’s policy is unbalanced toward Israel, and is completely out of step with Canadians’ views,” said [...]

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OFL Response to Wynne Budget: Government must go further to reverse austerity

Monday, July 14, 2014header_news2

Statement from Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (Toronto, Ontario) – The Ontario Federation of Labour welcomes the measures in today’s budget that will make the province a better place for workers, but warns that it will continue to vigorously oppose all forms of privatization and cuts that unfairly place the burden [...]

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OFL Aboriginal Educational Gathering – Nov 28-30, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014header_news2

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is holding its Aboriginal Educational Gathering from November 28, 29, and 30, 2014. The OFL and its affiliates have a long history of activism and lobbying on Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit issues. This is a Gathering that is reaching out to all non-Aboriginal People – labour and community, Aboriginal [...]

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London Regional Social Forum – July 11, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014header_news2

  London Regional Social Forum Social Change Beyond the Ballot Box: The Future is Ours Indigenous Issues – Environmental Justice –  Human Rights/Social Justice Countering Global Austerity Effective Action/Movement Building Labour/Union Issues Live Music Workshops Attack on Democracy Food Sovereignty Monetary and Economic Transformation Equality/Inequality   Join us at: Lorne Avenue Public School (723 Lorne [...]

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Employment Insurance in Canada: Hitting Rock Bottom

Monday, July 7, 2014header_news2

To mark the first contributions made to the unemployment insurance fund more than 73 years ago (July 1, 1941), the Public Service Alliance of Canada is launching “Employment Insurance in Canada: Hitting Rock Bottom”, a short animated video on the decline of the EI program over the last 25 years. “Since the 1990′s, the Employment [...]

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Cuban MP Mariela Castro Espin Presented OFL Workers’ Rights Award at World Pride

Saturday, June 28, 2014header_news2

Mariela Castro Espin Named OFL Outstanding Workers’ Rights Advances Award Recipient (World Pride – Toronto) The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has presented Mariela Castro Espin of Cuba with the OFL Outstanding Workers’ Rights Advances Award for 2014. Ms. Castro Espin was presented the award by Sid Ryan, President of the OFL, at a reception [...]

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