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Good Jobs Summit, October 3-5 – Toronto

The Summit will kick off Friday with a panel featuring Unifor Economist Jim Stanford; Centre of Policy Alternatives Ontario Director Trish Hennessy; Globe and Mail columnist and financial expert Preet Banerjee and others.


Liberal Bill Must Be First Step Towards Stronger Protections For Vulnerable Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2013 OFL says Liberal bill must be first step towards stronger protections for vulnerable workers (Toronto, Ontario) – Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan welcomes long overdue protections for vulnerable workers, but cautions that new legislation introduced by the governing Liberals does not go far enough to protect…


Funding Cut for Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) is a pan-Canadian body that brings together government, employer and labour representatives of trades across Canada. This year the federal government de-funded the organization, along with other sector councils. In order to maintain a pan-Canadian body, a proposal has been developed to fundraise $850,000 by April 2013 to maintain the…


Ontario College of Trades Impacts Services and Other Sectors

The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) is well underway, with two consultations that are important to Trades and Apprentices—membership and membership fees—having been completed on June 3, 2012. Ratio Reviews are currently underway for each trade. The ratio of journeypersons to apprentices is important in maintaining the quality of apprenticeship training and to ensure that…