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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…

Jan
29

January 29: Vigils for remembrance, one year after the Quebec Mosque massacre

On January 29, 2017, six worshippers were killed during the evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City:  Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane. Many others were injured in the attack. The OFL signed on to an open letter calling on the government to declare Jan 29…

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.…

Jan
17

January 19, National Day of Action to support Tim Hortons Workers

Check out the locations below and join an action to support Tim Hortons workers on Friday, January 19, National Day of Action! The pressure on Tim Hortons, and the parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI), is heating up. This past Monday, a delegation of community activists, faith based leaders and the labour movement delivered…

Jan
15

We Support Tim Hortons Workers: Download the flyer here.

Download the leaflet here. The Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 and Fairness support workers at Tim Hortons. When Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14, Tim Hortons immediately began to eliminate workers’ paid breaks, reduce access to basic drug and dental benefits, eliminate uniform and drink allowances, and even cut employees’ hours…

Jan
12

Find a Women’s March in your area

Women’s March January 20, 2018 This January 20, support and mobilize  and join Women’s Marches across Canada. On Saturday, January 20, 2018, women will again march with people of all genders, ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, and orientations will take part in the Women’s Marches across Canada. For a list of marches across Canada click here.…

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…

Nov
20

OFL Young Workers’ Award winner: Kumsa Baker

Kumsa Baker, a research analyst with UNITE HERE Local 75, was awarded the 2017 Ontario Federation of Labour’s Young Workers Award at the Power ON convention in Toronto. Baker is just 24, and is part of a new breed of fellow like-minded campaigners in Local 75 that is working to open and expand the union…

Nov
20

Young workers forum talks organizing against poor conditions

Acid burns that blacken skin, sixteen-hour workdays with no overtime pay, racial slurs, even physical assault: those are some of the horrific experiences precarious workers in Ontario endure. The “Decent Work Now and in the Future” panel described these all-too-common experiences on Monday afternoon at the OFL Convention. As panelists described their experiences with unscrupulous…

Nov
20

Andrea Horwath’s vision of hope and opportunity

Monday afternoon, delegates warmly welcomed Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath to the OFL convention. Horwath’s introduction was met with loud cheers and a standing ovation, as she greeted delegates on her way to the main stage. “I want to thank President Buckley for your strong leadership and your incredible dedication to the labour movement in…

Nov
20

#PowerON: OFL’s 60th anniversary convention off to a powerful start

“If not us, then who?” In his opening address at its 14th Biennial Convention in Toronto, the Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley, asked the more than 1000 gathered delegates to consider the federation’s sixty years of successful organizing for workers’ rights and dignity, and what that means for the work of the federation…