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Dec
4

OFL stands in solidarity with striking OSSTF members

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) stands in solidarity with the more than 60,000 members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) who are taking one-day strike action to defend our province’s public education system. The OFL encourages students and parents, its 54 affiliated unions, provincial labour councils, and all labour and community activists…

Nov
26

Patty Coates is the first woman to be elected President of the Ontario Federation of Labour

(TORONTO, ON) – In an historic election, Patty Coates is the first woman to be elected President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) delegates have elected Coates and her team, Secretary-Treasurer Ahmad Gaied and Executive Vice-President Janice Folk-Dawson to lead the Federation’s fight against the Conservative austerity agenda. “It is a…

Nov
15

Ford tracker: PC actions to date

This list was last updated on November 15, 2019.Click here to download the Ford Tracker.Cliquez ici pour télécharger le Ford Tracker “Gardons Forda l’oeil”, le 25 juillet 2019.  PC actions to date (highlights): November 2019  Stopped measuring homelessness in Ontario, pausing a program that made the count mandatory for municipal housing service managers Paying up to…

Oct
16

BREAKING: Premier Ford’s office occupied indefinitely to demand immediate action to prevent workplace deaths

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2019 – Community and labour leaders began an indefinite occupation of Premier Doug Ford’s constituency office at 823 Albion Road in Etobicoke today, demanding his signature on Section 83(4) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) to prevent further workplace deaths in Ontario. To ensure that companies using temp agency workers are held financially…

Sep
30

Safeguarding our education system: OFL statement on education workers’ legal job action

The OFL stands in solidarity with the more than 55,000 members of CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) taking legal job action today, in order to secure the education services and resources that students in Ontario need.  “Students in this province deserve properly funded education services, not government cuts that are tearing the public education…

Sep
25

OFL outraged at a fifth fatality at Fiera Foods Group of Companies

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is outraged after a fifth fatality at the Fiera Foods Group of Companies on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The OFL sends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the worker who was killed at the factory operated by Fiera Foods in Toronto’s west end. “This employer has repeatedly…

Sep
19

OFL statement on revelations of racist actions by the Prime Minister

The Ontario Federation of Labour condemns the racist actions by Justin Trudeau that have been revealed in the media overnight and today.  It is reprehensible to wear brownface/blackface. Wearing these racist caricatures reinforces harmful stereotypes about people of Colour and fuels the discrimination and violence that People of Colour experience in all areas of life. …

Sep
9

OFL Convention 2019 Awards – Call for Nominations

Download the call for nominations The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is seeking nominations from affiliates, local unions and labour councils for the upcoming OFL 15thBiennial Convention Awards:  Bob Borch Human Rights Award, Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award, Olivia Chow Child Care Champion Award, OFL Cultural Award, Linda Jolley Lifetime Achievement Award for Health and Safety,…

Aug
29

OFL Statement: We stand with Hong Kong. An Injury to One is an injury to all.

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) joins with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and unions across Canada in calling for an end to the violence against pro-democracy protestors. The OFL stands in solidarity with our brave sisters and brothers in Hong Kong protesting the Hong Kong Extradition Bill, and condemns the use of violence, repression and threats against these protestors by those in power. The OFL calls for the demands set out by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKTCU) for respect for the rule of law and democracy to be met full and without delay. The OFL calls for the demands set out by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKTCU) for respect for the rule of law and democracy to be met full and without delay.

Aug
13

OFL mourns former Executive Vice-President Ken Signoretti

The OFL sends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues on the death of Ken Signoretti, who served as Executive Vice-President of the Ontario Federation of Labour from 1988 to 1997.  “Ken’s work for this organization, and his active leadership on issues of workers comp and on the OFL Health and Safety Committee was part…