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Support for Fresh Taste Workers – Day of Action on May 5 at 7 a.m.

posted on May 3, 2016

Thursday’s solidarity rally has been cancelled because the Fresh Taste Produce workers won their first contract on Tuesday, May 3, 2016! Many congratulations to Teamsters Local Union 419 and the many community and labour supporters who swung in behind this group courageous Tibetan workers to help them fight for fairness. However, it shouldn’t be this […]

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Support Time to Care Act, Bill 188

posted on May 3, 2016

CUPE Ontario’s “Time to Care” campaign has been leading the charge to change the standard of care in long-term care homes. NDP MPP France Gélinas tabled a private members bill, but it needs public action to win government support. The  Email your local Member of Provincial Parliament to call on them to support Bill 188, […]

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Teddy Bears Picket for Library Workers: Sat. Apr. 30, from 11am to 1pm

posted on April 29, 2016

WHEN: April 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 CONTACT: Event website CUPE Local 4948, representing workers at the Toronto Public Library, have been leading the fight against precarious work in the city. Library workers at a critical stage in bargaining with […]

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Read the Spring Issue of the OFL Action Report

posted on April 25, 2016

Download the spring issue of the OFL Action Report. LETTER FROM PRESIDENT CHRIS BUCKLEY Sisters and Brothers, We are less than six months into the first term of your new OFL leadership and I am proud to report that we have made significant strides in the commitments that we made to you back at our […]

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2016 Ontario Pride Events

posted on April 25, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Visible signs of union pride are extremely important for smaller towns and communities across Ontario. Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identified workers and their families are very often invisible or, if out, at serious risk of harassment in their workplaces and their communities. Labour unions have played a vital, […]

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May 8: Mother’s Day “Stroller Rally” to Support Maternity Leave

posted on April 25, 2016

In December 2015, Gilary Massa, a member of CUPE 1281, was fired while on maternity leave. Please join us in taking action to support Gilary and defend the rights of new parents across the country. Supporters are coming together under the #IStandWithGilary campaign to demand Gilary’s reinstatement. You can help in the following ways: Attend the […]

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Apply Today for 2016 Post-Secondary Scholarships!

posted on April 7, 2016

Apply Today for 2016 Scholarships! The OFL is proud to be joined in partnership by American Income Life (AIL) Canada in calling for applications for the annual OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships. Two OFL members, or the children of members, will be selected from a pool of applicants to each receive a scholarship in the amount […]

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OFL Job Posting: Campaign Organizer

posted on February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016 Job Posting: Campaign Organizer The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is Canada’s largest provincial labour federation, representing approximately one million workers. The OFL is seeking an experienced campaign organizer to lead the organization’s new campaign on labour law reform. Join a small, dynamic team of elected leaders, social justice advocates and other […]

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OFL Job Posting: Controller/Comptroller (Deadline: Feb. 20, 2016)

posted on February 11, 2016

This job posting is formally hosted on CPA | Source website. The description and instructions below apply to that site and are reproduced here for information purposes. Please visit the official listing at: Company Name Ontario Federation of Labour Job Title Controller/Comptroller Available To Members of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Posting number 136702 […]

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Taxi drivers protest Uber in Toronto on Monday, June 1, 2015. The City of Toronto and ride-sharing service Uber are in court Monday over the legality of the company's operations. The city is seeking a permanent injunciton to shut down Uber's services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

STRIKE AVERTED! Feb. 2 Taxi Protest Cancelled

posted on February 10, 2016

Taxi drivers from across the GTA extend their thanks to supporters from all sectors. The United Taxi Workers’ Association has called off current taxi strike plans but they ask community members to continue to boycott illegal online taxi services, like UberX, that are undermining good jobs, public safety and fair play!

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Read the First Issue of the Re-Named “OFL Action Report”

posted on February 8, 2016

Download the first issue of the re-named “OFL Action Report” LETTER FROM PRESIDENT CHRIS BUCKLEY Sisters and Brothers, At our November 2015 Convention, the delegates of the Ontario Federation of Labour elected a new leadership team to pull Ontario’s labour movement together in unprecedented unity and solidarity. The timing couldn’t have been more critical. The […]

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OFL Pre-Budget Submission Calls for the Ontario We Want

posted on February 2, 2016

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is the voice of Ontario at work. With 54 affiliated unions representing working people from across the province, from all social, economic, and ethnic groups, over half of whom are women, we campaign for equity and equality for every Ontarian. Together, we have the power to make real and […]

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STAND UP FOR STEEL: Hamilton Rally, Jan. 30, 2016

posted on January 25, 2016

BUSES TO TRAVEL TO HAMILTON FOR JAN. 30 RALLY FOR STEEL JOBS Join thousands traveling to Hamilton for a January 30 rally to defend good jobs and the pensions of Steelworker retirees that are currently under attack. Let’s rally together for our Steel industry, to keep producing, to stop the CCAA courts from hurting our […]

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OFL Drafts Plan to End the Gender Wage Gap

posted on January 20, 2016

The OFL joined with anti-poverty groups and other pay equity advocates to echo the call of the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition’s 2008 Framework for Action. The OFL made a submission to the Ontario Gender Wage Gap Strategy to call on the government to commit to a plan that would close Ontario’s 31.5% gender pay gap […]

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International Women’s Day 2016 – Order Posters & Pins by Feb. 10, 2016

posted on January 12, 2016

Greetings Sisters & Brothers: I am writing to invite your union to participate in the sixth year of our exciting March 8th Project developed by the OFL Women’s Committee celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s theme celebrates women’s Sisterhood, Solidarity and Strength. Both the pewter pin and poster are a work of art that […]

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OFL 2016-2017 Action Plan

posted on January 4, 2016

The Ontario Federation of Labour held its 13th Biennial Convention, under the aspirational banner “The Ontario We Want,” from November 23 to 27, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. At that convention, the members laid out a bold new vision for labour action with the adoption of the 2016-2017 Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Action […]

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Province-Wide Rallies Challenge Austerity Cuts and Privatization

posted on December 16, 2015

Hospitals are facing a crisis, hydro is being privatized, student debt is mounting and inequality is rising. The situation facing so many Ontario families and their communities seems bleak, but public pressure can turn things around. We can’t do it without your help. Join a province-wide rally against austerity, in favour of a stronger Ontario, […]

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Meet the OFL Officers

posted on December 9, 2015

In a packed convention hall at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre Hotel, 1539 delegates to the OFL’s November 2015 Biennial Convention elected a new leadership team. Chris Buckley (President), Patty Coates (Secretary-Treasurer) and Ahmad Gaied (Executive Vice-President) were elected to lead Ontario’s house of labour. This is your chance to get to know a little about the […]

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New Report: Prescription Over-Ruled: Report on How Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Systematically Ignores the Advice of Medical Professionals

posted on November 5, 2015

Prescription Over-Ruled: Report on How Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Systematically Ignores the Advice of Medical Professionals INTRODUCTION In September of this year, Dr. Brenda Steinnagel filed a lawsuit against her employer and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), alleging that she was fired by the clinic she worked for at the behest […]

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Harper’s Record on Income, Inequality and Canada’s Social Safety Net

posted on October 16, 2015

With October 19th Election only days away, the Ontario Common Front and the Ontario Federation of Labour has put together a fact sheet, entitled “Ruthless: The Harper Record on Income, Inequality and Canada’s Social Safety Net.” This informative document reminds voters about the Harper cuts to Old Age Security, Health Care, Arts and Culture, Women’s […]

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Sid Ryan’s President’s Report – Fall 2015

posted on September 28, 2015

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT September 28, 2015 Sisters and Brothers, I am writing to you – the activists and the grassroots of the labour movement – to announce that I will not be seeking re-election as President of the Ontario Federation of Labour. What I do next, what issues I champion, what challenges I tackle, […]

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Reflections from a departing labour federation president: Sid Ryan

posted on September 23, 2015

 Reflections from a departing labour federation president: Sid Ryan The Ontario Federation of Labour president says he won’t seek re-election and considers his legacy as a union leader By: Sid Ryan Published on Tue Sep 22 2015 | Toronto Star I am writing to you – the activists and the grassroots of the labour movement […]

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OFL Young Workers’ Assembly – Nov. 21 to 22, 2015

posted on September 20, 2015

The OFL Young Workers’ Committee will be hosting the second Young Workers’ Assembly on November 21 and 22, 2015, immediately preceding the 13th Biennial OFL Convention (November 23-27, 2015). This informative and instructive session is open to all young worker delegates to Convention and young worker activists. It will include a full day of educational […]

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Special Toronto Star Supplement on Unions Features the OFL

posted on September 3, 2015

Be sure to pick up a copy of the September 3, 2015 edition of the Toronto Star to find a special Labour Day supplement on unions. The forward and front page ad for this unique section were donated to the OFL to promote a Labour Day message on behalf of Ontario’s workers. The special section […]

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There is a Better Choice: VOTE NDP!

posted on September 1, 2015

During past nine years of a Harper-led government, the Conservatives have proven that they will trample the rights of all who stand in their path. Environmentalists who opposed the tar sands, fracking and oil pipelines got a taste of this when Public Safety Minister Vic Toews listed them as “eco-extremists.” Union members have been reminded of […]

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5 Facts About the NDP’s $15 Minimum Wage Strategy

posted on August 8, 2015

“The NDP’s $15 federal minimum wage strategy is exactly what working families in Canada need. Tom Mulcair and the federal New Democratic Party are on the mark with their minimum wage strategy. A rising tide lifts all boats, and one way to reverse the trend of growing income inequality is a livable wage – a […]

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Mass Rally in Toronto on July 5 to demand ‘Jobs, Justice and the Climate’

posted on June 25, 2015

In what some are calling an unprecedented alliance, labour unions joined forces with environmental activists and Indigenous communities across Canada on May 21, 2015, to announce plans for the July 5 “March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.” The table was set by internationally acclaimed author and activist, Naomi Klein, whose award-winning book “This Changes […]

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Call for Nominations: OFL 2015 Convention Awards

posted on June 25, 2015

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is seeking nominations from affiliates, local unions and labour councils for the upcoming OFL 13th Biennial Convention Awards: Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award Bob Borch Human Rights Award Olivia Chow Child Care Champion Award OFL Cultural Award Linda Jolley Lifetime Achievement Award for Health and Safety OFL Young Workers’ […]

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NEW DATE! Register Now for the Workers of Colour Symposium on November 21, 2015

posted on June 24, 2015

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be holding a Workers of Colour Symposium on November 21, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, in the Civic Ballroom North. The Symposium will allow a safe space for participants to discuss racism, discrimination, social and economic inequities in the labour movement, workplaces […]

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Reforming Labour Laws: There’s a Lot on the line

posted on June 17, 2015

Ontario’s labour laws are set for review this year and there is a lot on the line. It has been 20 years since labour laws were re-opened in Ontario and that was under a Mike Harris government, when many of the gains made during the province’s first-ever NDP government were rolled back. Today there is […]

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OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships

posted on June 3, 2015

The OFL is proud to be joined in partnership by American Income Life (AIL) Canada in calling for applications for the OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships for 2015. Two OFL members, or the children of members, will be selected from a pool of applicants to each receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to support […]

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