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The OFL is committed to fighting for to challenging racism, prejudice and discrimination in all of its ugly forms – within our movement and within society. Respect and acceptance of all workers, regardless of race, colour, origin, culture or religion are vital to our advancement as a society. Contact the OFL’s Workers of Colour Committee to get involved.  

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Celebrate African History Month with a Film viewing: Colour Me (A Documentary)

posted on January 21, 2014

Celebrate African History Month at a viewing of the amazing documentary film “Colour Me”. To register, visit: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/colour-me-tickets-10175223367 To find out more about the film, visit: www.ColourMeTheFilm.com Date: Feb. 23, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Place: Ontario Federation of Labour, 15 Gervais Dr. Auditorium, Toronto (Eglinton Ave. East at Don Mills Rd) Hosted [...]

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OFL’s 2014 Submission to Ontario’s Pre-Budget Consultations

posted on January 16, 2014

Below are the speaking notes of OFL President Sid Ryan to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. To download the OFL’s comprehensive pre-budget submission, click HERE. Introduction Thank you for having me here today. My name is Sid Ryan and I am the President of the Ontario Federation of Labour, which represents 54 [...]

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OFL Statement for December 18, 2013 International Migrants Day

posted on December 17, 2013

OFL STATEMENT December 18, 2013 OFL Calls for a Migrant Workers’ Bill of Rights to End Exploitation OFL Statement for December 18, 2013 International Migrants Day Ontario’s shameful treatment of migrant workers made headlines throughout 2013, after scandal, exploitation and abuse attracted unprecedented public exposure to the misuse of the Temporary Foreign Workers’ Program (TFWP). [...]

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OFL Workers of Colour Assembly ─ ‘The Rising of US All’ (Nov. 23, 2013)

posted on October 4, 2013

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, Nov. 22 The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be holding its second Workers of Colour one day Assembly organized by the OFL Workers of Colour Committee and cosponsored by the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF), Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition (LATUC) and the [...]

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OFL Cliff Pilkey Awards Dinner – Nov. 28, 2013

posted on September 25, 2013

Cliff Pilkey Awards Dinner -  Nominations and Tickets The Ontario Federation of Labour will host the 1st Biennial Cliff Pilkey Awards Dinner at the upcoming convention. The dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday, November 28, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto. As past president [...]

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Damning Report Says Ontario is Failing Migrant Workers: OFL Calls on Wynne Government to Protect Rights of Vulnerable Workers

posted on May 16, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2013 Damning Report Says Ontario is Failing Migrant Workers OFL Calls on Wynne Government to Protect Rights of Vulnerable Workers (TORONTO, ON) ─ OFL calls on Ontario Government to respond immediately to a new report that gives the province shameful grades for failing to protect the rights of migrant workers. [...]

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Workers’ Rights Should Know No Borders: OFL Statement for South Asian Heritage Month – May 2013

posted on May 3, 2013

OFL STATEMENT May 1, 2013 Workers’ Rights Should Know No Borders OFL Statement for South Asian Heritage Month – May 2013 Across Ontario, workers are joining the South Asian community in recognizing May as South Asian Heritage Month. However, this year’s celebrations are dampened by news of the April 24 collapse of a Bangladesh garment [...]

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