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Oct
31

OPEN LETTER RE: Allegations of Islamophobia and anti-black racism, York Region District School Board

October 31, 2016 SENT VIA EMAIL Honourable Mitzie Hunter Minister of Education Ministry of Education 22nd Floor, Mowat Block 900 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 Email: mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org; — and — Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris Associate Minister of Education Ministry of Education 22nd Floor, Mowat Block 900 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 Email: inaidoo-harris.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org Dear…

Apr
29

Teddy Bears Picket for Library Workers: Sat. Apr. 30, from 11am to 1pm

WHEN: April 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 CONTACT: Event website CUPE Local 4948, representing workers at the Toronto Public Library, have been leading the fight against precarious work in the city. Library workers at a critical stage in bargaining with…

Apr
21

Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2016 Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker OFL Calls on Premier Wynne to Bring Balance and Fairness to Labour Laws (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court ruling upholding the collective bargaining rights of educational workers, including their…

Apr
12

OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 13, 2016

OFL STATEMENT April 12, 2016 End the Silence on Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 13, 2016 Today the Ontario Federation of Labour calls upon workers across the province to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities in your workplace, or support…

Feb
25

RELEASE: Ontario budget throws public services under the infrastructure bus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2016 Ontario budget throws public services under the infrastructure bus Modest program improvements clawed back by cuts and privatization (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Chris Buckley welcomed the thawing of the freeze on hospital funding and improvements to access for college and university students, but…

Feb
2

OFL Pre-Budget Submission Calls for the Ontario We Want

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is the voice of Ontario at work. With 54 affiliated unions representing working people from across the province, from all social, economic, and ethnic groups, over half of whom are women, we campaign for equity and equality for every Ontarian. Together, we have the power to make real and…

May
8

ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Join Sudbury Teachers on the Picket Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2015 ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Join Sudbury Teachers on the Picket Line (SUDBURY, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan will be joining OSSTF District 3 President James Clyke and striking Sudbury high school teachers on the picket lines on Tuesday, May 12, at 11:30…

Apr
15

ADVISORY: Ontario’s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. “Fight for $15” and Québec Student Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2015 ADVISORY: Ontario’s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. “Fight for $15” and Québec Student Movement   (TORONTO, ON) ─ Organizers of the Ontario Common Front Anti-Poverty Assembly are anticipating over 500 people to participate in the two-day conference this weekend in Toronto. Topping the roster of impressive…

Mar
6

VIDEO: Solidarity Rally for CUPE 3902

University of Toronto educational workers went on legal strike on February 27, 2015 against precarious work and poverty salaries. The Ontario Federation of Labour organized a rally on March 5 to support CUPE 3902. The OFL will continue to rally with CUPE 3902 until a fair settlement is reached … after all, their working conditions…

Jan
16

OFL’s 2014 Submission to Ontario’s Pre-Budget Consultations

Below are the speaking notes of OFL President Sid Ryan to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. To download the OFL’s comprehensive pre-budget submission, click HERE. Introduction Thank you for having me here today. My name is Sid Ryan and I am the President of the Ontario Federation of Labour, which represents 54…

Jan
25

Media Advisory: Liberals to Elect New Premier Amid Unprecedented Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2013  Media Advisory: Liberals to Elect New Premier Amid Unprecedented Protest (Toronto, Ontario) – Whoever is elected to be the new Premier of Ontario will have to face the largest protest of the party’s eight years in government. “The Liberals have tried to pretend that their only opposition is from…

Dec
13

Email Your MPP and Ontario’s Political Party Leaders

The Ontario government has been shut down while workers’ rights are under threat and public service cuts are hurting every community. The 2012 Ontario Budget cuts will cost many their jobs and many more their livelihoods while banks and corporations are being allowed to reap record profits at the public expense. This fall, McGuinty’s Liberals…

Nov
7

OFL Launches Democratic and Economic Rights Campaign

Demand good jobs, public services, workers’ rights & the recall of the legislature! The Ontario government has been shut down while worker’s rights are under threat and cuts to jobs and services are hurting every community. It’s time to defend everyone’s democratic and economic rights. Download the campaign flyer here  Jan. 26, 2013: Rally for…

Sep
5

Media Advisory: McGuinty’s Anti-Worker Gamble will Cost Him a Majority Government

For Immediate Release September 5, 2012 (Toronto, ON) — Stealing a page out of Tim Hudak’s failed “Change Book,” Premier Dalton McGuinty made a cynical electoral play when he decided to try to vilify school teachers and educational workers. In tonight’s deposition on the McGuinty government’s controversial anti-worker bill, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will…

Aug
30

Ontario Common Front report puts inequality in the news

Yesterday the Ontario Common Front hit the provincial scene in a big way with the launch of a report on Ontario’s growing inequality that dominated the media and put a spotlight on the harsh impact of cuts to jobs and services. Download a full copy of “Falling Behind” Download quick reference fact sheets The report…

Aug
24

Rally for Public Education: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ Noon

An emergency rally has just been called to demand respect for teachers and support for public education. It is crucial that union members and community allies come out in big numbers to protest the government’s proposed anti-collective bargaining legislation. A joint rally has been called by ETFO, OSSTF, and CUPE at Queen’s Park in Toronto…