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Make It Fair: Precarious Work Survey

June 28, 2016

We want to hear your thoughts on precarious work! The OFL’s Make It Fair campaign is reaching out to talk to Ontarians about their experiences of precarious (involuntary part-time, casual, contract, temporary, unsafe work), as well as the experiences of their family and friends. This survey is a great tool for kicking off important conversations with…

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  • Equity & Human Rights
  • Labour Relations
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  • Labour Law Reform
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Make It Fair

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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  • Chris Buckley
  • Crown Holdings
  • Fresh Taste Produce
  • Kathleen Wynne
  • Labour Law Reform
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OFL Statement in Support of International Women’s Day – March 8, 2016

March 3, 2016

OFL STATEMENT March 3, 2016 Women Can’t Wait 100 Years to End Wage Discrimination OFL Statement in Support of International Women’s Day – March 8, 2016 Based on the current rate of progress, it will take over 100 years before women earn the same wages as men. In Ontario today, even though women now account…

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  • gender wage gap
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  • Patty Coates
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Reforming Labour Laws: There’s a Lot on the line

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 Submission and Briefing Notes on Ontario Budget Bill 91

May 25, 2015

This month the Ontario’s Liberal government released its budget for 2015-2016. The budget’s implementation legislation is Bill 91, Building Ontario Up Act (Budget Measures), 2015, is a “Harper-style” omnibus bill that contains many measures, including provisions to create the new administrative and investment body for the ORPP, and to privatize Hydro One (Read the OFL…

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  • Kathleen Wynne
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Hudak Plan Seeks to Strip Workers of Wages, Benefits and Pensions

June 27, 2012

(TORONTO)  — Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak’s White Paper on “Flexible Labour Markets” seeks to strip Ontario workers of wages, benefits and pensions, according to the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). “Hudak’s proposed reforms to Ontario labour laws are nothing but sour grapes. He blames labour unions and not his own bad policy for his…

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  • Dalton McGuinty
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Today’s Legislative vote on labour law reform will be a test of the new relationship between the Liberals and the NDP

May 3, 2012

(TORONTO, ON) — “McGuinty’s Liberals relied on the support of the NDP to pass the Ontario Budget and they will continue to rely on this partnership in the weeks and months ahead,” said OFL President Sid Ryan. “The vote this afternoon on labour law reform will be a test of the new relationship between the Liberals and the NDP.”

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Novotel Workers Speak Out Against Employer Bullying and Reprisals

March 6, 2012

(TORONTO, ON) ─ At a media conference held at Queen’s Park today, workers from Novotel hotels in Ottawa and Toronto shared their experiences facing discipline, suspension and termination after they were identified as union supporters. Despite the global commitment of Accor, Novotel’s parent company, to “not oppose efforts to unionize its employees,” 14 of 25 union supporters at two hotels have been targeted. A union drive taking place at a third Novotel location in North York has not yet gone to a vote and already one union supporter has been disciplined.

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