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Valentine deliveries to more than 200 Tim Hortons on Feb 13 to support Tim Hortons workers

(TORONTO, ON) – Ontarians are delivering Valentines to workers at more than 200 Tim Hortons outlets today; valentines that contain messages of support and additional information about workplace rights. This action comes on the heels of a National Day of Action January 19, which saw rallies at over 50 Tim Hortons locations across Canada. “Valentine’s…


OFL Statement: Ontario Court of Appeal decision – Metron Construction

(TORONTO, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Chris Buckley commended yesterday’s appeal decision for Metron Construction Project Manager Vadim Kazenelson, calling it a confirmation of a historic decision that sends a strong message to every employer in the province. In January of 2016, Ontario Court Judge, the Honourable Ian MacDonnell, sentenced Kazenelson to…


Across Canada, rallies demand fair treatment for #TimHortons Workers

(Toronto, ON) – Today, across Canada, rallies are being held at more than 40 Tim Hortons locations from Nova Scotia to Vancouver to tell RBI Inc., the parent company of Tim Hortons, that it must take action to guarantee fair work for its employees. Following widespread revelations that Tim Hortons workers were losing paid breaks and…


Media Advisory – Day of Action in support of #TimHortons Workers

(Toronto, ON) –  Friday January 19, 2018 is the National Day of Action in Support of Tim Hortons Workers. Following widespread revelations that Tim Hortons workers were losing paid breaks and benefits in response to Ontario’s increase to the minimum wage, the labour movement, community organizations, and the broader public mobilized to protest the rollbacks.…


OFL celebrates Bill 148 and will continue to Power ON for decent work

(TORONTO, ON) – Delegates of the Ontario Federation of Labour’s (OFL) Power ON convention took to the streets today in solidarity, marching for fairness, unity and justice for all working Ontarians, as part of the OFL 14th Biennial Convention. “Decent work is the foundation of strong, healthy and sustainable Ontario communities,” said OFL President Chris…


Chris Buckley, Patty Coates, and Ahmad Gaied to lead the OFL forward to 2019

(TORONTO, ON) – Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) delegates have elected incumbent Chris Buckley and his leadership team, Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates and Executive Vice-President Ahmad Gaied to lead the Federation until 2019. “It’s a tremendous honour that the OFL delegates have elected this team to move the federation forward into the next two years,” said…


Back-to-work legislation is a violation of constitutional rights, says OFL

(TORONTO, ON) –The Premier’s decision to table back-to-work legislation for striking OPSEU contract faculty undermines the constitutional right of all Ontarians. The right to strike is protected under the Charter. “Today’s decision to table back-to-work legislation by the government is wrongheaded,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “The government’s action sends a message…


OFL to celebrate 60th anniversary at #Power ON Biennial Convention

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will hold its 14th Biennial Convention, under the banner “Power ON” from November 20 to 24, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. “This gathering of like-minded labour activists is a knowledge sharing opportunity to discuss key issues facing labour today,” said OFL President Chris Buckley.…


It’s time for the WSIB to treat workers suffering from mental stress fairly, says OFL

(TORONTO, ON) – As Canadians continue to recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is deeply disappointed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) policy decision to use “predominate cause” for mental stress claims rather than the “significant contribution” test. “This decision appears to be in direct contravention of the…


OFL congratulates Jagmeet Singh on his election as leader of the federal NDP

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour congratulates Jagmeet Singh on winning the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the leadership vote on October 1. As the first person of colour to lead a federal political party, Singh has made history. “The first-ballot election of Jagmeet Singh shows he has the party…


OFL and Prevention Link Proudly Support Mental Illness Awareness Week

This October 1-7, we recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week across Canada and rise in solidarity with our many Ontario sisters and brothers who live with the debilitating reality of mental illness every day. In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health challenges, with the stigma associated with…