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Labour Law Reform


Since April 2012, the OFL has been steadily galvanizing public opposition to austerity and spending cuts, and providing alternative strategies – one of the most significant of which is improving access to unions as the pathway out of poverty. The two Labour Law reform (Bills 77 & 79) that were tabled as private members bills in the spring by NDP MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex) were a catalyst for achieving our long-term goals of building capacity and increasing support for unionization. Bill 77 – Fairness for Employees Act – passed second reading on May 3, 2012 and Bill 79 – Equal Rights for Employees in Ontario Act is exected to go to second reading next year. John Cartwright, President of The Toronto and York Region District Labour Council, is working under the We Are Ontario campaign to mobilize labour and community support for labour law reforms that include card check certification and successor rights.

The OFL’s contribution to the campaign has been the production of a Submission to Government, a petition, and a backgrounder document on the bills. Several factsheets are also in development. Together, this kit of materials will be useful for locals and community members lobbying their Members of Provincial Parliament to support the bills.

Download the Labour Law Reform campaign kit:

Send a message to your Member of Provincial Parliament calling for their support for labour law reform.



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Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 202
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M3C 1Y8

Telephone: 416-441-2731
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Email: info@ofl.ca

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Joel Duff, Director of Communications
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