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OFL Statement on National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job – April 28, 2016

April 26, 2016

OFL STATEMENT April 26, 2016 Workplace Safety Must be Canada’s Bottom Line OFL Statement on National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job – April 28, 2016 Thursday, April 28 is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Thousands of workers, friends and families of fallen workers will gather at ceremonies across…

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  • Asbestos
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  • Chris Buckley
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  • Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job
  • Kill a Worker
  • Kill a Worker Go To Jail
  • Metron Construction
  • Vadim Kazenelson
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Letter to Government of Canada: Call for an Asbestos Ban

April 25, 2016

On March 31, 2016, the OFL sent letters to the Federal Minister of Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and the Minister of Science to call for a national ban on all asbestos products. To download PDF versions of the letters, click on Min. Mihychuk or Min. Duncan. March 31, 2016 The Honourable MaryAnn…

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  • Asbestos
  • Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
  • mesotheliomas
  • Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)

Special Toronto Star Supplement on Unions Features the OFL

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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OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2015

May 15, 2015

OFL STATEMENT May 17, 2015 Standing Up and Speaking Out as Proud Allies: OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2015 Around the world, May 17 is recognized as a day of action, awareness and affirmation of the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified and Queer-identified (LGBTQ) people. On…

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  • Fondation Émergence
  • Homophobia
  • International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
  • Irwin Nanda
  • LGBTQ
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Sid Ryan
  • Stephen Seaborn
  • Transphobia

African Canadian Summit Seeks to Make #BlackVotesMatter

April 27, 2015

By nearly every measure, the African Canadian community across Ontario experiences markedly disproportionate rates of poverty, high school drop-out, child welfare, unemployment, violence and incarceration. While there have been some meaningful responses from the municipal, provincial and federal governments to the levels of disparity faced by the African Canadian community, such as Ontario’s Youth Action…

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OFL & CLC Team Up to Take on the 2015 Federal Election

January 7, 2015

Sisters and Brothers, Working people in Canada are facing some of the most difficult challenges in history but 2015 marks a pivotal year of opportunity as well. With a federal election guaranteed to take place no later than October 19, 2015, the CLC and OFL have teamed up with local labour councils to host a…

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CLC Video Exposes Workplace Impact of Domestic Violence

December 8, 2014

A new Canadian Labour Congress video asks the question “Can work be safe when home is not?” The video promotes startling new research demonstrating that Canadian employers lose $77.9 million annually due to the direct and indirect impacts of domestic violence, and the costs, to individuals, families and society, go far beyond that. The Canadian…

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OFL Statement for December 6, 2013, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 5, 2013

OFL STATEMENT December 5, 2013  Rising Together Against Violence Against Women: OFL Statement for December 6, 2013, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (TORONTO) — As Ontarians gather in cities and towns across the province to remember the women victims of gender-based violence, Ontario’s labour movement recommits to concrete actions to…

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  • Nancy Hutchison
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  • Native Women’s Association of Canada
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Sid Ryan
  • Stolen Sisters