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Feb
13

More than 150 organizations call for Pharmacare Now

We are a diverse coalition of 150 national and provincial organizations representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, business, seniors and patients from coast to coast to coast. In November 2019, over 150 of our organizations signed a joint Pharmacare Now Statement calling on all parties to work together to implement universal, public pharmacare within this government’s mandate. We are now calling on your government to make the financial commitments that are needed in this year’s budget to make this program a reality.

Feb
13

The OFL stands with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and solidarity protests across Canada

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) affirms its solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation, as they steadfastly defend their territories, and with those who are actively supporting Indigenous sovereignty through protests and blockades across Ontario and Canada. The recent arrests of land defenders is yet another shameful example of Canada’s failure to implement…

Jan
24

Ryerson University decision an assault on democracy, says OFL

The Ontario Federation of Labour condemns the ill-conceived and short-sighted decision of Ryerson University to terminate its operating agreement with the Ryerson Students Union (RSU). The RSU has been instrumental in fighting for student autonomy and student-led change on campus for 72 years. “This is an attack on student union autonomy and the right for…

Jan
24

African Liberation and Black History Month Legacy series: Gentrification is Environmental Racism

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Canada and the Ontario Federation of Labour are celebrating African Liberation and Black History Month by launching our second annual Legacies of Labour and Community Activism poster series. The Legacies series honours the historical achievements of African Canadians and features the ongoing contributions of activists in the Black community. Generations of…

Jan
16

OFL stands in solidarity with AEFO

français The Ontario Federation of Labour, its 54 affiliated unions, and labour councils stand in support and solidarity with the 12,000 members at Ontario’s 12 French-language school boards, as they take action to protect Ontario’s public education system from government cuts. “The labour movement is unified in its support for ensuring a strong public education…

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…

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
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…

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…

Jun
27

Download your Power of Many materials now

There is a lot at stake in Ontario. The government’s regressive policies threaten public services like education and health care, decent work, equality and justice, as well as safe and healthy workplaces and communities. Ontarians are not accepting these sweeping changes to the services we depend on. Together, we bring the Power of Many to…

Jun
20

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…

Jun
18

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.

May
28

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.…

May
14

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.