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Ontario Federation of Labour Launches Prevention Program for Injured Workers

November 1, 2016

Prevention Link, Program Centralizes Services for Disability Prevention at Work  (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is pleased to launch Prevention Link, a program promoting a culture of safety and improved return-to-work outcomes throughout Ontario. This holistic and comprehensive disability prevention program supports the vision, goals and priorities outlined in the Chief…

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Letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Flynn: Changing Workplaces Review Special Advisors’ Interim Report

August 3, 2016

On August 3, 2016, the OFL sent a letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Flynn applauding the release of the Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report and commending the Special Advisors’ efforts, rigour and attention to detail in producing the report. The OFL renewed calls to the Premier and minister for a major overhaul to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and the province’s…

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Interim “Changing Workplaces Review” Report should be a Springboard for Employment Reforms

July 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      July 27, 2016 (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) welcomes the release of the Interim Report from the Government of Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review. The report lays out the parameters for action to improve and modernize Ontario’s outdated employment laws. The report summarizes the many challenges facing employees in…

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OFL Conference: Violence & Harassment in the Workplace

July 19, 2016

The Ontario Federation of Labour will hold an important one-day conference, to address new legislative changes in Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) as they relate to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters. The conference will convene at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the OFL Building, 15 Gervais Drive,…

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Advisory: Canada’s Labour Leaders To All Premiers: Make Life Better For Vulnerable Workers

July 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         July 15, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario) – Ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon on July 20-22, Canada’s labour leaders are calling on the provincial and territorial premiers to make Canada’s most vulnerable workers the focus of their talks. “This is the first time the premiers have met in…

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Advisory: OFL joins Legal Aid Lawyers’ Picket for Fairness and a Union

July 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2016 Wednesday: OFL joins Legal Aid Lawyers’ Picket for Fairness and a Union (TORONTO, ON) ─ Since 2012, the Ontario Liberals have ignored repeated calls from Legal Aid lawyers for collective bargaining rights with the union of their choice, The Society of Energy Professionals. The Society of Energy Professionals, Ontario…

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Time for Ontario to Follow Alberta’s Leadership on a $15 Minimum Wage by 2018

June 30, 2016

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauds the Government of Alberta’s plan to implement a $15 minimum wage by 2018. The OFL is calling on the Wynne government to follow Alberta’s bold leadership, by making $15 minimum wage its standard for workers across Ontario. “There are 1.7 million workers in Ontario who currently earn wages that…

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OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2016

May 16, 2016

OFL STATEMENT May 17, 2016 Generations United Against Homophobia and Transphobia: OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2016 Around the world, May 17 is recognized as the “International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia” – a day of action, awareness and affirmation of the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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Brampton Fatalities Serve as Chilling Reminder that No Workplace Tragedy is an “Accident” Until Employer Negligence is Ruled Out

May 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Brampton Fatalities Serve as Chilling Reminder that No Workplace Tragedy is an “Accident” Until Employer Negligence is Ruled Out (BRAMPTON, ON) ─ Two workplace fatalities at separate sites in Brampton put a pall on workers and family members across Ontario. The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling…

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Toronto Star Op-Ed: Ontario labour laws failing vulnerable workers (Chris Buckley, May 1, 2016)

May 1, 2016

On May 1, 2016, OFL President Chris Buckley published an opinion column in the Toronto Star, arguing that the striking Fresh Taste produce workers are a poster case for labour law reform in Ontario. Read the full column below and support the solidarity rally for Fresh Taste workers this Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 am:…

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OFL Statement for Asian & South Asian Heritage Month – May 2016

April 29, 2016

OFL STATEMENT May 1, 2016 Standing with Asian & South Asian Workers Against Income Inequality OFL Statement for Asian & South Asian Heritage Month – May 2016 Across Ontario, workers are joining Asian and South Asian communities in recognizing May as both Asian Heritage Month and South Asian Heritage Month. However, while the Ontario Federation…

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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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Read the Spring Issue of the OFL Action Report

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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OPSEU Members Vote Overwhelmingly to Re-Join OFL

April 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2016 OPSEU Members Vote Overwhelmingly to Re-Join OFL (TORONTO, ON) ─ At their annual convention Thursday, 1,700 delegates of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) voted 93.8 percent in favour of restoring their membership in the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). It was a decision met with thunderous applause.…

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OFL calls on Premier Wynne to fight for an expanded Canada Pension Plan

April 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2016 OFL calls on Premier Wynne to fight for an expanded Canada Pension Plan (TORONTO, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Chris Buckley called today’s release of the final design details of the Ontario Registered Pension Plan (ORPP) a step toward retirement security for Ontario workers, but he…

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OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 13, 2016

April 12, 2016

OFL STATEMENT April 12, 2016 End the Silence on Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 13, 2016 Today the Ontario Federation of Labour calls upon workers across the province to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities in your workplace, or support…

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Apply Today for 2016 Post-Secondary Scholarships!

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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In Memoriam: Jim Freeman (March 17, 1955 – April 4, 2016)

April 6, 2016

Click here to download the memorial tribute to Jim Freeman produced by the OFL, CLC and regional labour councils. Join a Celebration of Jim’s Life: Friday, April 8, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Mount Lawn Funeral Home (Reception Room), 21 Garrard Rd. in Whitby. The labour movement will also be hosting a…

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OFL Applauds Ontario NDP Support for a $15 Minimum Wage

April 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2016 OFL Applauds Ontario NDP Support for a $15 Minimum Wage (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) welcomes an announcement from Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, pledging her party’s support for a $15 minimum wage. The OFL is part of a broad coalition of labour unions and…

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Ontario Federation of Labour pledges support for Black Lives Matter Tent City

March 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2016 Ontario Federation of Labour pledges support for Black Lives Matter Tent City (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) has joined the chorus of community groups and organizations from a broad and diverse cross-section of society that are calling for action on the demands brought forward to…

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