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Whistleblower Report Exposes WSIB Interference in Medical Care: Doctors Allege Injured Workers are Re-Victimized by the Compensation System

November 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2015 Whistleblower Report Exposes WSIB Interference in Medical Care: Doctors Allege Injured Workers are Re-Victimized by the Compensation System (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG) today released a damning report exposing interference on the part of the Workplace…

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  • Dr. Giorgio Ilacqua
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ADVISORY: Injured Workers’ Day Rally at Queen’s Park to Stop the Cuts to Workers’ Compensation

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

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 Statement on International Women’s Day 2015

March 6, 2015

OFL STATEMENT March 6, 2015 Women are Taking on the Anti-Worker Agenda: OFL Statement on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2015 As millions of women around the world observe International Women’s Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour will proudly celebrate the role that unions have played in elevating the living standards of all women…

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International Women’s Day 2015 – Order Posters & Pins by Feb. 10

January 15, 2015

Greetings Sisters & Brothers: I am writing to invite your union to participate in the fifth year of our exciting March 8th Project developed by the OFL Women’s Committee. This year’s project reflects women’s spirit, sisterhood and solidarity. Both the pewter pin and poster are a work of art that our members and community will wear…

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STATEMENT: Shining a Light on Violence Against Women

December 5, 2014

OFL STATEMENT December 5, 2014  Shining a Light on Violence Against Women: OFL Statement for December 6, 2014, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre in which 14 women were murdered because they were women. The École Polytechnique was…

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RELEASE: April 28, 2014 National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job

April 25, 2014

(TORONTO) – Today’s release by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) of the latest statistics on workplace death, injuries and illnesses is fuelling new demands for progress and change. Officially, the death toll now stands at 10,384 since 1979 when Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act began reporting. But the official numbers bear little…

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Province’s first official Equal Pay Day launches tomorrow amidst demands for action

April 15, 2014

(TORONTO) – On the eve of the Ontario’s first official Equal Pay Day, April 16, unions, community groups and professional women’s organizations are issuing a call to Premier Kathleen Wynne to close Ontario’s gender pay gap for good. “No more waiting and no more excuses,” said the OFL’s Secretary-Treasurer Nancy Hutchison. “Ontario’s economy has for…

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OFL Statement on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2014

March 3, 2014

OFL STATEMENT March 6, 2014 Women Join the Fight Against Hudak’s Low-Wage Agenda: OFL Statement on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2014 As millions of women around the world observe International Women’s Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour will proudly celebrate the role that unions have played in elevating the living standards of all…

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Postmedia News interviews Nancy Hutchison on workplace inquests

January 24, 2014

Postmedia News produced a great 6-part series on public inquests. Part 5 features OFL Secretary-Treasurer Nancy Hutchison, who said that “History keeps repeating itself.” On the day she testified at the inquest into Justin Rogers’s death, she got an alert on her BlackBerry that two more mining workers had died in a “run of muck”…

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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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Issuing a Universal Call for Trans Human Rights: OFL Statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2013

November 19, 2013

OFL STATEMENT November 19, 2013 Issuing a Universal Call for Trans Human Rights: OFL Statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2013 Every year, November 20 is recognized around the world as the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). It is meant as a day to challenge prejudice and hatred, to memorialize those who…

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OFL Says Justice Is Not Served Until Vale Executives Are Behind Bars

September 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2013 OFL Says Justice Is Not Served Until Vale Executives Are Behind Bars (TORONTO, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) blasted the criminal justice system for failing to bring criminal charges against Vale Canada Limited and its executives for the 2011 deaths of two miners in Vale’s Stobie Mine…

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OFL President to join Toronto Plaza Hotel workers in boycott rally

August 14, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2013  OFL President to join Toronto Plaza Hotel workers in boycott rally (Toronto, Ontario) – Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan will join striking Toronto Plaza Hotel workers at Noon on Thursday, August 15 to announce support for a boycott of the hotel until a fair settlement is negotiated…

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Hate Must Be Challenged Every Day and in Every Way: OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

OFL STATEMENT May 15, 2013 Hate Must Be Challenged Every Day and in Every Way OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2013 For the second year in a row, Ontario’s LGBTQ community and its allies are celebrating historic victories for the rights and protections of transgender people as part…

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Without Justice, No Fallen Worker Can Rest in Peace: OFL Statement on Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job – April 28

April 24, 2013

OFL Statement April 24, 2013 Without Justice, No Fallen Worker Can Rest in Peace OFL Statement on Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job – April 28 Thousands of workers, friends and families of those killed and injured on the job will gather at ceremonies across Ontario this weekend to memorialize…

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Bullying Only Thrives in the Shadows: OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 10, 2013

April 9, 2013

 OFL STATEMENT April 10, 2013 Bullying Only Thrives in the Shadows: OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 10, 2013 Last year, the Ontario government passed historic anti-bullying legislation, but the issue of bullying, and its traumatic consequences, remains a daily concern in the lives of too many people. The impact…

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EQUAL PAY DAY: APRIL 9, 2013

March 28, 2013

EQUAL PAY DAY: APRIL 9, 2013 Greetings Sisters and Brothers: In Ontario women are “in the red” because on average they earn 28% less than men, for work of equal value. I know it’s hard to believe in 2013 but it’s a fact, and the gap is even bigger for racialized women, women with disabilities…

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Statement: Women Rise As Unions Rise: OFL Statement on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2013

March 7, 2013

OFL STATEMENT March 7, 2013 Women Rise As Unions Rise: OFL Statement on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2013 As millions of women around the world observe International Women’s Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour will proudly celebrate the role that unions have played in elevating the living standards of all women in Canada.…

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Rising Together Against Violence Against Women: OFL Statement in Support of One Billion Rising – February 14, 2013

January 17, 2013

 OFL STATEMENT January 17, 2013 Rising Together Against Violence Against Women: OFL Statement in Support of One Billion Rising – February 14, 2013 The Ontario Federation of Labour is joining with people around the world in a global movement to demand an end to violence against women and girls. One million workers in Ontario are…

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