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May
14

Open letter to workers on the anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike

The Ontario Federation of Labour marks the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. The Ontario Federation of Labour marks the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. The Winnipeg general strike is an inspiration for workers in Ontario and beyond, as we continue to defend the right to collective bargaining, better wages, and the improvement our working conditions.

May
8

Ford tracker: PC actions to date

This list was last updated on May 22, 2019.Click here to download the Ford Tracker. PC actions to date (highlights): May 2019 Asked municipalities and school boards to find 4% in “efficiencies” (i.e., cuts) to services Cut funding to various ministerial programs and services (e.g., $16 million cut from the Occupational Health and Safety Program’s…

May
1

International Workers’ Day Statement: Workers will fight Ford’s cuts

(TORONTO, ON) – On May 1, the Ontario Federation of Labour stands with workers here at home and around the globe in common purpose and solidarity.  Under the PC government, the fight for workers’ rights has taken on a new urgency. One of the government’s first acts was to remove decent work laws and cancel…

Apr
23

OFL condemns the attacks in Sri Lanka

The Ontario Federation of Labour condemns the bomb attacks this weekend that took more than 300 lives and left many more wounded, and mourns with the many families who lost loved ones in this terrible act of violence. “The labour movement stands against violence and hate, and will continue its work to build solidarity and…

Apr
1

Job Posting: Regional Campaign Organizers, Part-Time Contract (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15)

The Ontario Federation of Labour is Canada’s largest provincial labour federation, representing approximately one million workers. The OFL is seeking several part-time campaign organizers for specific regions across Ontario to lead local mobilizing and outreach efforts for the Federation’s Power of Many Campaign. Join a small, dynamic team of elected leaders, social justice advocates and…

Mar
21

DOWNLOAD THE POWER OF MANY TAKE BACK ONTARIO CONFERENCE KIT

Monday March 25, Ontarians are coming together at the Power of Many: Take Back Ontario Conference on March 25 to stop the government’s pro-business agenda and build an Ontario for all. CONFERENCE MATERIALS ISSUES FLYERS ON Doug Ford CONFÉRENCE «REPRENONS L’ONTARIO EN MAIN »­

Mar
15

Cuts and changes to education will disadvantage Ontario students, says Ontario Federation of Labour

(TORONTO, ON) – The government’s proposed education funding cuts and changes to class sizes and curriculum will compromise learning for students across the province, while violating collective agreements, says OFL. “Increasing class sizes at any grade level means fewer educators to provide individual learning, compromising the quality of education for Ontario’s next generation,” said Ontario…

Mar
12

OFL mourns Edith Mary Johnston

The OFL mourns the passing of Edith Mary Johnston, one of the first five female vice-presidents elected to the OFL in 1983. She was 98. “Edith Mary Johnston was a trailblazer,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “Her life’s work for fairness and equality at work is an example of change in action,…

Mar
8

This International Women’s Day, let’s demand an end to violence against women

Government must take steps to ensure violence against women and girls ends, says OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates in an op-ed at simcoe.com. Every two-and-a-half days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Statistics show that, overwhelmingly, it is men who are responsible for that killing. Ninety-five per cent of spousal homicide victims…

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