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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Announce Labour’s Support for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

posted on July 3, 2015

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2015  MEDIA AVAILABILITY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Announce Labour’s Support for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate (TORONTO, ON) ─ On Sunday, July 5, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan will join thousands of Indigenous, environmental, labour and community activists in demanding a justice-based transition [...]

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ADVISORY: Injured Workers’ Day Rally at Queen’s Park to Stop the Cuts to Workers’ Compensation

posted on May 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 29, 2015 Injured Workers’ Day Rally at Queen’s Park to Stop the Cuts to Workers’ Compensation (TORONTO, ON) ─ On Monday, June 1, the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG) and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) are marking the 33rd annual Injured Workers’ Day with a rally at [...]

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OFL request causes OPP to consider new charges against Orillia-area contractor for workplace fatality

posted on May 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 25, 2015 OFL request causes OPP to consider new charges against Orillia-area contractor for workplace fatality Weekend mining death near Timmins reinvigorates call for criminal investigations ATTENTION: Assignment Editors for Parry Sound, Algonquin, Timmins & Queen’s Park (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling on police [...]

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ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Join Sudbury Teachers on the Picket Line

posted on May 8, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2015 ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Join Sudbury Teachers on the Picket Line (SUDBURY, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan will be joining OSSTF District 3 President James Clyke and striking Sudbury high school teachers on the picket lines on Tuesday, May 12, at 11:30 [...]

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ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Join OSSTF Protest at London Office of Minister Deb Matthews

posted on May 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2015 ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan to Join OSSTF Protest at London Office of Minister Deb Matthews (LONDON, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan will be joining Thames Valley education workers in a protest at Minister Deb Matthews’ London Constituency Office on Friday, May 8 from [...]

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OFL Demands to Know Why the WSIB is Covering Up 1,150 deaths

posted on April 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2015  OFL Demands to Know Why the WSIB is Covering Up 1,150 deaths (TORONTO, ON) – As Ontario workers and their families gather today in communities across the province to recognize April 28 as the “Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job,” they will also be [...]

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OFL Says Ontario Budget Sells False Choices

posted on April 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2015 OFL Says Ontario Budget Sells False Choices (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) said the Ontario Budget sells Ontarians short by choosing privatization over tax reform. The result will be a damaging and irreversible legacy that entrenches the economic divide, erodes public services and leaves a [...]

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ADVISORY: Ontario’s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. “Fight for $15” and Québec Student Movement

posted on April 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2015 ADVISORY: Ontario’s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. “Fight for $15” and Québec Student Movement   (TORONTO, ON) ─ Organizers of the Ontario Common Front Anti-Poverty Assembly are anticipating over 500 people to participate in the two-day conference this weekend in Toronto. Topping the roster of impressive [...]

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OFL Says Action Plan on Sexual Violence and Harassment Must be Properly Funded and Representative

posted on March 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2015 OFL Says Action Plan on Sexual Violence and Harassment Must be Properly Funded and Representative (Toronto, Ontario) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) welcomes the Government of Ontario’s action plan to address sexual violence and harassment but argues that the plan can only be effective if it is [...]

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OFL Welcomes Labour Law Review as Pathway Out of Poverty

posted on February 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2015 OFL Welcomes Labour Law Review as Pathway Out of Poverty (Toronto, Ontario) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) welcomed Tuesday’s Ministry of Labour appointment of a special advisory to review the Ontario’s labour and employment standards. “This is a once in a generation opportunity to modernize Ontario’s out-dated [...]

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OFL Statement by Sid Ryan: Labour Unions Will Challenge Past and Future Laws Armed with Supreme Court Ruling on Right to Strike

posted on January 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2015 OFL Statement by Sid Ryan: Labour Unions Will Challenge Past and Future Laws Armed with Supreme Court Ruling on Right to Strike “Today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling is a game-changer in Canadian labour relations. Over the past decade we have seen governments at every level unilaterally strip a [...]

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ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan available to media before and after Ontario’s kick-off pension consultation in Kingston

posted on January 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2015 ADVISORY: OFL President Sid Ryan available to media before and after Ontario’s kick-off pension consultation in Kingston (KINGSTON, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan will be available to media this Thursday immediately before and after the Ontario Government’s Kingston consultation on the proposed Ontario Retirement [...]

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OFL RELEASE: Ontario Court Sends Message to Bosses: If You Kill a Worker, You’ll Go to Jail

posted on January 14, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2015 Ontario Court Sends Message to Bosses: If You Kill a Worker, You’ll Go to Jail OFL Calls for Criminal Charges Against New Mex Canada (TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded yesterday’s Ontario Court conviction against furniture retailer, New Mex Canada Inc., for a 2013 workplace [...]

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OFL Welcomes Ontario’s Public Pension Consultation

posted on December 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014  OFL Welcomes Ontario’s Public Pension Consultation (TORONTO, ON) – “Today’s release of the Ontario Government consultation paper on the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) marks the beginning of public deliberations on retirement security that Ontarians have been demanding for over twenty years,” said OFL President Sid Ryan. “It [...]

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Workplace fatalities reach 5-year high while WSIB pays millions to convicted companies and meager benefits to victims: Monday protest to demand justice

posted on December 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2014 Workplace fatalities reach 5-year high while WSIB pays millions to convicted companies and meager benefits to victims: Monday protest to demand justice (TORONTO, ON) – More workers were killed at work in 2013 than in any of the previous five years, says the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), bringing [...]

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RELEASE: Corporations Guilty of Killing Workers Being Rebated Millions of Dollars by WSIB: OFL Report

posted on November 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014 Corporations Guilty of Killing Workers Being Rebated Millions of Dollars by WSIB: OFL Report   (TORONTO, ON) – A new report released today by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) reveals that Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is rebating millions of dollars each year to companies found [...]

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ADVISORY: OFL to Release Damning Report on WSIB Premium Rebates for Employers Convicted for Workplace Fatalities

posted on November 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2014 ADVISORY: OFL to Release Damning Report on WSIB Premium Rebates for Employers Convicted for Workplace Fatalities (TORONTO, ON) ─ On Monday, November 24, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be releasing a damning report about the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), demonstrating that Ontario’s workplace compensation system [...]

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OFL welcomes NDP federal minimum wage commitment

posted on September 13, 2014

The Ontario Federation of Labour welcomed the announcement today by the federal NDP that, if elected, an NDP government would reinstate the federal minimum wage, lay out a path to reaching $15 per hour, and index the federal minimum wage to inflation. OFL President Sid Ryan said that a $15 per hour federal minimum wage [...]

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Take Action on Aboriginal Women Crisis, Demand Provincial and Territorial Federation of Labour Presidents

posted on August 27, 2014

(Charlottetown) The presidents of Canada’s provincial labour federations are joining growing demands for government action to address the missing and murdered aboriginal women crisis. “This is a national emergency and we need action from the federal and provincial governments, right away,” said Manitoba Federation of Labour President Kevin Rebeck to a meeting of Canada’s national [...]

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Ontario Federation of Labour Lends Its Support to Heal100Kids

posted on August 4, 2014

The Ontario Federation of Labour, representing over 1 million workers in the province, has thrown its support behind the Heal100Kids humanitarian project led by Palestinian physician Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish. The project hopes to bring 100 severely wounded children from war-torn Gaza to Canada for medical treatment. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian physician and the [...]

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Demand That Israel Stop Bombing Civilians in Gaza, Ryan Urges Harper

posted on July 21, 2014

The Ontario Federation of Labour joins millions of Canadians who are shocked by the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has created a nightmare for tens of thousands of civilians who are caught in the crossfire. “The Harper government’s policy is unbalanced toward Israel, and is completely out of step with Canadians’ views,” said [...]

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