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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
29

Ford tracker: PC actions to date

This list was last updated on August 29, 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): August 2019 Forced the TDSB to eliminate at least 296 full-time positions ahead of the new school year Changed appointment rules to…

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…

Jul
16

Statement from OFL President Chris Buckley

Greetings, At the November 2015 OFL Convention I was given the privilege to become the President of the Ontario Federation of Labour. It was no secret that our Federation was on the verge of collapse, for several reasons, and needed to be re-built in order to survive, and to continue its important work.  To say…

Jul
4

Stop the Cuts: Access to Justice for All

The Ontario Government’s April 11th budget reduced provincial funding for legal aid by 35 per cent. As a result, on June 12th Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) cut the clinic system’s budget by almost $15M. This means that 20 clinics will deal with budget decreases of between 6 and 45 per cent, while other clinics face…

Jun
20

OFL/AIL Canada Scholarship 2019

Dear OFL Members, The OFL is proud to be joined in partnership by American Income Life (AIL) Canada in calling for applications for the annual OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships. Two OFL members, or the children of members, will be selected from a pool of applicants to each receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500…

Jun
20

The people of Ontario who are being hurt by Conservative policies will not be fooled by today’s cabinet shuffle, says Ontario Federation of Labour

Today’s cabinet shuffle will not distract the people of Ontario from the damage the Conservative government has done, says Ontario Federation of Labour. “You can shuffle the cards, but it is still the same deck,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “This government took decent work laws and the $15 minimum wage away…

Jun
18

OFL statement for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, June 21, recognizes and celebrates the unique and diverse cultures and the ongoing and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada.

Jun
8

OFL statement on protecting water in Six Nations territories

(ABERFOYLE, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour stands in support of Six Nations, their continuing legal struggle, and their current legal action against Nestlé’s continued pumping and bottling of waters in Six Nations territories. Canada is home to 60 per cent of the world’s lakes and one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. The importance…

May
28

Speaking out to protect Ontario, for today and for tomorrow

Le français suit l’anglais: The following is a statement from Ontario’s labour movement: (TORONTO, ON) – Cuts to vital services like education and health care, including public health and emergency medical services, childcare, children’s aid, and legal aid services will hurt us all, including workers in the private and public sector, both union and non-union.…

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.