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President's Report

Download Sid Ryan's most recent report for an update on the work of the OFL.
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OFL Convention

Preparations are underway for the 2015 OFL Convention from Nov. 22-27.
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Register Now! OFL Women’s Leadership Summit, May 1-3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015OFL Women's Leadership Summit 2015

OFL Women’s Leadership Summit Unifor Family Education Centre, May 1-3, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers: We are excited to announce our 2nd OFL Women’s Leadership Summit! I am writing to invite you to sponsor Sisters from your Union to attend. This is a unique opportunity for women in your union to come together with like-minded [...]

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OFL Welcomes Labour Law Review as Pathway Out of Poverty

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2015 OFL Welcomes Labour Law Review as Pathway Out of Poverty (Toronto, Ontario) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) welcomed Tuesday’s Ministry of Labour appointment of a special advisory to review the Ontario’s labour and employment standards. “This is a once in a generation opportunity to modernize Ontario’s out-dated [...]

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OFL Submission on the ORPP Calls for an End to Retirement Insecurity

Wednesday, February 11, 20152015.01.21-WEB-RetirementInsecurity

Summary Every Ontarian deserves security and dignity in retirement and yet by every measure most workers face the prospect of an uncertain future. Despite public demand, provincial support and sustained lobbying from Canada’s labour movement, the Harper government has repeatedly rejected the call for an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The result is a desperate [...]

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#SolidariTweet: Social Media Workshop for Labour Activists

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This workshop was developed by Joel Duff, Communications Director of the Ontario Federation of Labour, and is all about how to use social media tools to advance our activism online. Download an editable PowerPoint presentation deck for this workshop so you can modify it to educate labour activists in your union and community. You can [...]

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A Tribute to Activism: OFL Human Rights Director Janice Gairey Retires

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OFL Human Rights Director Janice Gairey Retires The OFL said goodbye and good luck to lifelong union and equity activist, Janice Gairey, who retired this January. While her tenure as an OFL Director was only 11 years long, Janice’s career as a labour activist and union organizer spans four decades. However, her ongoing work as [...]

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OFL Statement by Sid Ryan: Labour Unions Will Challenge Past and Future Laws Armed with Supreme Court Ruling on Right to Strike

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2015 OFL Statement by Sid Ryan: Labour Unions Will Challenge Past and Future Laws Armed with Supreme Court Ruling on Right to Strike “Today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling is a game-changer in Canadian labour relations. Over the past decade we have seen governments at every level unilaterally strip a [...]

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