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Mar
8

This International Women’s Day, let’s demand an end to violence against women

Government must take steps to ensure violence against women and girls ends, says OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates in an op-ed at simcoe.com. Every two-and-a-half days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Statistics show that, overwhelmingly, it is men who are responsible for that killing. Ninety-five per cent of spousal homicide victims…

Jan
17

Power of Many: Women march to say “We are not going back,” and demand equality and justice.

(TORONTO, ON) Women across Ontario are joining the global march for equality on Saturday, January 19, demanding change from the Ontario government. Women march to bring awareness to the changes needed to build a safer, more inclusive Ontario. Women are sending a clear message to policymakers that “We will not go back.” There are more…

Dec
5

Statement for December 6: Ontario government must reinstate programs to end gender-based violence, says OFL

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women remembers the 14 women killed at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Gender-based violence continues to take lives around the globe. A UN report shows that this year alone 50,000 women have been killed by an intimate partner. Every six days in Canada a woman loses…

Jan
19

Pay Equity Symposium – Time’s Up on Wage Discrimination: Close the Pay Gap and End Gender Wage Theft.

To download the registration forms click here. Pay Equity Symposium Time’s Up on Wage Discrimination: Close the Pay Gap and End Gender Wage Theft! When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Where: USW Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto We have long fought for establishing legislative measures to ensure economic justice. The Ontario Pay Equity…

Mar
6

Ontario Federation of Labour hosts female MPPs breakfast briefing to focus on what women need from employment and labour law reform

(TORONTO, ON) – Media are invited to attend an International Women’s Day breakfast briefing for female MPPs on what Ontario women need from employment and labour law reform. Ontario women have made considerable economic, social and political gains over the last number of decades but still have much more to strive for – particularly in…

Dec
5

This December 6: Let our mourning fuel our work toward the end of violence against women and girls

This December 6 marks the 27th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre. Today, we remember the 14 women who were separated from their male classmates and murdered, only because they were women. This senseless act shocked our nation and remains a catalyst for collective action to end violence against women. Two of the women…

Aug
8

Advisory: OFL joins CUPW to Rally for Pensions, Pay Equity and Fairness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   August 8, 2016 (TORONTO, ON) ─ Since the beginning of this year, 18,000 members of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) whom work for Canada Post have unjustifiably been without a contract and have been locked in drawn-out negotiations over equal pay for rural postal workers, job security and pension structure. The Canadian…

Jul
19

OFL Conference: Violence & Harassment in the Workplace

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,…