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Mar
7

OFL President Buckley demands labour unity and an end to raiding

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Chris Buckley today issued a tough call for the restoration of unity in the province’s labour movement and an immediate end to raiding of some unions by others. The practice of raiding is not new, as history has proven – it only serves to disrupt and divide us.…

Feb
13

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…

Feb
7

Statement by the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress

To download or view a copy of the statement, click here.    February 5, 2018 The 55 unions represented on the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) recognize without exception that when one of our affiliates is attacked, our movement is attacked. Therefore, the CLC condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the decision and…

Jan
31

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…

Jan
25

OFL Statement on Patrick Brown’s Resignation

The OFL acknowledges the courage of the women who came forward to speak about sexual misconduct they say they experienced from Patrick Brown. “What these two young people describe is unacceptable behavior that is all-too-common,” said OFL President Chris Buckley. “I want to send a message to anyone who has experienced sexual harassment, that the…

Jan
19

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…

Jan
18

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.…

Dec
8

Best of 2017

In 2017, we saw the fruits of our labour with many gains won in Bill 148. The Make It Fair campaign and community partners the Fight for $15 and Fairness proved that the concerted work of activists can make change happen in this province. The victories we won together are proof that together we are…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 16 wins in the Employment Standards Act

In 2017, Ontario workers fought for and won significant changes to Ontario’s labour and employment laws. This remarkable work by labour and community activists has made positive changes to the lives of workers for decades to come. While the fight isn’t over until everyone has fair treatment in the workplace, take some time this holiday…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 12 wins for workers in the Labour Relations Act

Through 2017, the tireless work of labour and community activists across Ontario made changes to Bill 148. That work means that the Labour Relations Act now: Allows workplaces with the same employer and same union at one or more locations to bargain together in cases where the employer and union agree; Allows newly certified workplaces…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 12 ways we organized to win

The OFL’s Make It Fair campaign stayed in high gear in 2017, from in-person meetings with MPPs to using online tools to make sure that MPPs knew how they could help workers when they made changes to Bill 148. Here are a dozen ways we made a difference together in solidarity: In the lead up…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 14 ways we worked together for equity in 2017

The Ontario Federation of Labour works for solidarity and equity. Here are fourteen ways the OFL worked for equity in 2017: Online, the OFL updated its website to include useful tools for labour activists. Most notably, the OFL added a labour actions registry, which allows striking and locked out workers to let labour activists across…