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Jan
16

La FTO est solidaire de l’AEFO

English La Fédération du travail de l’Ontario ainsi que les 54 syndicats et les conseils du travail qui lui sont affiliés appuient les 12 000 membres de l’Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) qui travaillent pour les 12 conseils scolaires de langue française de l’Ontario, lesquels prennent des moyens de pression pour protéger le…

Jan
16

Solidarity with OECTA members defending public education for the students of today and tomorrow

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), its 54 affiliated unions and provincial labour councils stand in solidarity with the members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) as they defend Ontario’s public education system from the Conservative government’s proposed education cuts, increases to class sizes and mandatory e-learning scheme. “OECTA members have our full…

Jan
15

Solidarity with ETFO members as they take action in defence of public education

As Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members escalate their labour actions, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), its 54 affiliated unions and provincial labour councils stand in solidarity with them in defence of our public education system. The OFL encourages all Ontarians to support these education workers as they take action against the dismantling…

Jan
8

Statement on the deaths on Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752

The OFL sends its deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of all those who died in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752. Each victim of this tragedy was important in their community and family. As names of those who perished are released today, we are learning that many of them were…

Dec
18

2019 – Power of Many Year in Review

This year, labour and community have been hard at work defending the rights of Ontarians. We know that we have the Power of Many and we can push back against Conservative government cuts. They have backed down on some cuts to autism services, the planned upload of Toronto’s transit system, and paused their changes to social…

Dec
17

Coalition of Ontario unions to launch Charter challenge, vowing to defend the rights of all Ontarians with aggressive campaign to repeal Bill 124

(TORONTO, ON) – Today, ten Ontario unions representing more than 250,000 thousand affected broader public sector employees, announced their intention to launch a coordinated Charter challenge against Bill 124. As well, the Ontario Labour movement, with the Power of Many, will be initiating an aggressive campaign to repeal Bill 124. The joint Charter challenge announced today is being…

Dec
12

Education Unions Launch Charter Challenge Against Ford Government

TORONTO – Today, four unions representing teachers and education workers across Ontario’s publicly funded education system have filed court challenges against the Ontario government’s Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act. The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English…

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…

Oct
31

Doug Ford’s attacks on workers continue

Op ed by OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates, originally published in the Toronto Star, October 31, 2019 Everyone is talking about the Progressive Conservatives setting a new, more cooperative tone in this session of the Ontario legislature. Workers in this province aren’t feeling it. Minimum wage workers continue to struggle on $14 an hour after the…

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…