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Sep
4

The government must listen to workers, and amend Bill 148

From the person who lets you into the parkade, to the person who wrote the headline above this article, to the students who are working to pay for their schooling, workers in this province depend on the Labour and Employment laws to set the bar for fair treatment in the workplace. Those laws are outdated.…

Oct
26

Sun Media Op-Ed: NDP lost election by veering to the right (Sid Ryan, Oct. 26, 2015)

Guest column appearing in the Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton Sun newspapers NDP lost election by veering to the right Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour Special to Postmedia Network (Sunday, October 25, 2015 08:10 PM EDT) Click here to read and share the column from the Toronto Sun website. —-…

Oct
9

Sun Media Op-Ed: “Mulcair, not Trudeau, can beat Harper” (Sid Ryan, Oct. 10, 2015)

Mulcair, not Trudeau, can beat Harper Guest Column by Sid Ryan, published in the Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton Sun Newspapers on Sat. Oct. 10 2015. http://www.torontosun.com/2015/10/09/mulcair-not-trudeau-can-beat-harper Flash back to the final weeks of the federal election in May 2011. Election forecasters were prematurely dismissing a strong early surge from the NDP as a…

Sep
23

Reflections from a departing labour federation president: Sid Ryan

 Reflections from a departing labour federation president: Sid Ryan The Ontario Federation of Labour president says he won’t seek re-election and considers his legacy as a union leader By: Sid Ryan Published on Tue Sep 22 2015 | Toronto Star I am writing to you – the activists and the grassroots of the labour movement…

Aug
29

This Labour Day, Ontario Is Benefiting from the “Union Advantage”

By Sid Ryan A year from today, Canada could be in the throes of a federal election. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have already started laying the groundwork for their re-election campaign, and two important themes are emerging: jobs and the economy. A key battleground will be Ontario. Our province is vital to Harper’s re-election plans, because…

Apr
28

OP ED: Hamilton Spectator Day of Mourning

Read OFL President Sid Ryan’s Op Ed in today’s Hamilton Spectator on the Day of Mourning http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/4486898-mourning-thousands-of-worker-s-deaths/