Stop Tim Hudak’s Attack on Workers’ Rights

 

Unions and the Importance of Workers’ Rights in Ontario

The Ontario Federation of Labour has partnered with the Canadian Labour Congress, local labour councils and affiliates across the province to launch a campaign to educate workers about Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s plans to strip worker rights and advance a low wage economy.

The campaign began with a series of Urgent All Unions, All Locals Regional Meetings directed at labour council delegates, all local union leaders, local executive board members, committee members, stewards, activists, retirees and staff. These meetings gave labour leaders the tools to engage an active campaign in their workplaces and neighbourhoods about the threat that Hudak’s plans pose for the livelihoods of every worker in Ontario, whether unionized or not.

Click here to download the list of past regional meetings.

Materials

The OFL has produced a suite of materials to educate union members and the public on the achievements of labour unions in the past and their continued relevance as defenders of the rights of all.

This suite of materials includes reports, factsheets, handouts, planning guides and workshop materials, which together comprise a toolkit for popular education on the role and value of labour unions and collective worker action.

To receive printed materials, or to arrange a workshop presentation for your union or in your community, contact the Ontario Federation of Labour at: info@ofl.ca, or click here to download the printed materials order form.

Scroll down to see the toolkit materials available for download.

NEW Hudak’s Bad Math Report

Use this report to expose the fundamental flaws in the Conservatives’ “Million Jobs Plan”.

Click here to download the report.

NEW #StopHudak campaign mini leaflet

This leaflet can be posted in the workplace. Use the leaflet to spread the #Stop Hudak message in your workplace and community.

Click here to download the leaflet.

NEW Stop Hudak poster and leaflet

This poster can be posted in the workplace. Use the leaflet to spread the Stop Hudak message in your workplace.

Click here to download the poster.

Click here to download the leaflet.

Local Union Leader Planning Guide

This planning guide provides a road map for local union leaders to plan and launch their own efforts to engage union members and work together to defeat the Conservative attacks on workers’ rights.

Click here to download the guide.

Cliquez ici pour télécharger le PDF français.

Message to Members – Handout

This handout is an information piece that can be handed out in the workplace. It provides a snapshot of the Conservative proposals to strip workers of their collective rights in Ontario and urges members to take action to protect the rights of all workers.

Click here to download the full-page handout.

Cliquez ici pour télécharger le document en pleine page.

Hudak Fact-Sheet

This factsheet provides important background information on Tim Hudak’s attack on workers’ rights in Ontario and his plans for a low-wage agenda.Click here to download the factsheet.Cliquez ici pour télécharger le PDF français.

Campaign Mini-Leaflet

This mini-leaflet is intended to for the broadest distribution to engage union members, their neighbours and their families in the campaign and to drive them to the campaign website.Click here to downloadthe mini-leaflet.Cliquez ici pour télécharger le mini-dépliant.

Scroll down to see more materials related to the role, history and value of unions.

Working for Less: The Coming Threat to Union Security in Ontario

This report is a resource for union and community organizers in educating friends, neighbours, co-workers, and the media about the negative impact that American-style, anti-union laws would have on the wages and working conditions of all workers if they were adopted in Ontario.

Click here to download the report.
Click here to download the fact sheets.

The Rising of Us All: Responding to the Attack on Ontario’s Unions

A resource for union and community organizers in educating friends, neighbours, co-workers, and the media about the importance of labour unions. The report outlines the broad attack on unions and workers’ rights in Ontario. It explains how these changes are part of an austerity agenda that hurts all working people and exacerbates inequality. The report also looks back at the past achievements of labour unions in Canada and identifies the present threats to those social and economic gains.

Click here to download the report.

Train-the-Trainer Workshop

This workshop is intended to be a resource for union and community organizers in educating friends, co-workers and community members about the value of unions in our society and the coming threat to union security in Ontario. The workshop manual is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to deliver the “Democratic and Economic Rights” workshop in your workplace and comunity. It is designed as a “Train-the-Trainer” session, so the goal is that participants leave feeling prepared to deliver the workshop on their own.

Click here to download the workshop training manual.

You can view, share and customize the workshop presentation below to teach others in your own workplace.

If you are having trouble viewing this link, click here to view it on the Prezi website.

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

Telephone: 416-441-2731
Fax: 416-441-1893 or 416-441-0722
Toll-Free: 1-800-668-9138
TDD: 416-443-6305

Email: info@ofl.ca

Media Inquiries:
Meagan Perry, Director of Communications
c: 416-894-3456 | e: mperry@ofl.ca

Directory:
OFL Officers
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Office Hours:
The Ontario Federation of Labour maintains office hours Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.