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Ontario justice system failed the victims of the deadly Radiohead stage collapse, says OFL

posted on September 6, 2017

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is raising serious concerns over the staying of charges in the deadly stage collapse at the Downsview Radiohead concert. “We are shocked and saddened with the decision to stay the charges,” said Chris Buckley, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour. “Our judicial system failed the […]

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Letter to the Minister: Addressing the disease cluster at GE Peterborough and the McIntyre powder cluster

posted on August 22, 2017

The Honorable Kevin Flynn Minister of Labour 400 University Avenue, 14th Floor Toronto, ON  M7A 1T7 Dear Minister Flynn: In March of this year I wrote to you raising concerns over the lack of proper funding for the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) to address the occupational disease cluster at GE Peterborough and […]

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Economists support $15 minimum wage in Ontario

posted on July 4, 2017

We, the undersigned economists, support the decision to increase the minimum wage in Ontario to $15 an hour. Raising the wage floor makes good economic sense. Today, Ontario’s minimum wage is $11.40 per hour. Adjusted for inflation, this is barely one dollar higher than its value in 1977. Yet over the same four decades, the […]

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OFL Letter to Ministers – Consultation on the Proposed Regulatory Approach to Asbestos

posted on June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017 The Honourable Jane Philpott Minister of Health Health Canada The Honourable Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change Environment and Climate Change Canada The Honourable Kirsty Duncan Minister of Science Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Honourable Judy Foote Minister of Public Services and Procurement Public Services and Procurement Canada […]

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OFL Statement on the 2017 Day of Mourning

posted on April 28, 2017

On April 28, thousands of workers, friends and families of those killed and injured on the job are gathering at ceremonies across Ontario to commemorate the labour movement’s most solemn occasion, the annual Day of Mourning. They are hearing speakers repeat our motto: “Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living” On this day, we […]

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Ontario Workers and advocates welcome changes to WSIB drug policy

posted on January 25, 2017

(Toronto) The Ontario Federation of Labour applauds the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s move to make its drug formulary policies accessible to injured workers in Ontario. Far too many injured workers were kept in the dark when it came to which medications the WSIB would cover to assist them in their recovery. Monday’s announcement that […]

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