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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…


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…


OFL recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day with permanent land acknowledgement and the launch of new resources for understanding

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is marking National Indigenous Peoples’ Day with the launch of new resources for understanding and action, and the permanent installation of a land acknowledgement plaque at the OFL building in Toronto. National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, June 21, recognizes and celebrates the unique heritage, diverse cultures and…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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.…


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.


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…


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…