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Oct
6

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCTOBER 16, 2020 4:00 p.m. EST  The Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages those who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply. First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, persons of colour, persons with a disability, and persons who are 2SLGTBQI+ are encouraged to self-identify…

Sep
25

Open Letter from the Ontario labour movement to Doug Ford and Christine Elliott: Declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis

Black and Indigenous peoples are more likely to be living in low-income households, have less access to safe housing, have significantly higher rates of child poverty and mortality, earn less for equal work, and die at significantly younger ages.

The intersection of race with inequities in housing, income, and other social determinants of health has placed Black and Indigenous Peoples at greater risk. This is unacceptable. This must change

Sep
17

NDP: For Ontarians

Follow this page to see the NDP in action, holding the government to account, defending Ontario for all, as we move forward together toward a just recovery for all.

Sep
16

Solidarity with 1492 Land Back Lane

Land Defenders in the 1492 Land Back Lane action reclaiming land along the Haldimand Tract have the support and solidarity of the Ontario Federation of Labour. Since July 19, Haudenosaunee Land Defenders have been peacefully reclaiming land along the Haldimand Tract, just south of Caledonia. The Haldimand Tract was land given to Six Nations, in…

Sep
8

Solidarity with Scholar Strike Canada on September 9 and 10, 2020

The OFL stands in solidarity with Scholar Strike Canada, which is being held on September 9 and 10 to protest anti-Black murders by the police in the United States and in Canada. “Many scholars are employed in precarious work in our academic institutions, and as such, we recognize that this solidarity action of coming together…

Aug
21

OFL statement in support of the people of Belarus

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), in solidarity with the people and workers of Belarus, condemns the authoritarian violence against peaceful protesters following the presidential election in Belarus. The OFL joins the Canadian Labour Congress in calling for an end to the violence, persecution, and arrests of peaceful protesters and demands the release of all…

Jul
30

OFL Statement on the tragic death of OPSEU Member Karen Gottschalk-Millar

(Toronto) – The following is a statement from Patty Coates, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour, regarding the death of OPSEU member Karen Gottschalk-Millar. The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) mourns with the family, friends and colleagues for OPSEU Local 448 member Karen Gottschalk-Millar. The OFL sends our sincere condolences to all those impacted…

Jul
28

Ford Tracker: PC actions to date

This list was last updated on January 28, 2021Click here to download the Ford Tracker.Cliquez ici pour télécharger le Ford Tracker “Gardons Forda l’oeil”, le 25 juillet 2019.  PC actions to date (highlights): November 2020 Attacked a report by the Financial Accountability Office stating that funding to repair Ontario’s hospitals is sorely lacking Budgeted a 35% ($16.9B)…

Jul
22

Ford is using the health emergency to assault democracy with Bill 195, says OFL

The Ontario Federation of Labour is outraged by the anti-democratic, and unprecedented Bill 195 that has been rammed through the legislature by the Ford Conservatives. The bill declares Ontario’s state of emergency over while letting the government override the rights of Ontarians and dodge public oversight, said the OFL.

Jul
17

Defund the Police FAQ

WHAT IS ANTI-BLACK AND ANTI-INDIGENOUS RACISM? Anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism is an implicit and/or explicit bias, on an individual and institutional level, directed at Black people and members of Canada’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.  It has historically and presently resulted in public policies and practices – including policing, educational, health care, labour market,…

Jun
24

COVID-19 economic recovery plan must put people first if it is to succeed, says the Ontario Federation of Labour

“Ontario workers are seeing COVID-19’s effect on the Ontario economy, their families, and their workplaces every day. They must be meaningfully consulted on any plan for economic recovery,” said OFL President Patty Coates. “The labour movement urges the Ford government to take off its pro-business, anti-worker blinders and boldly consider the robust economic recovery plan that we are presenting. For the good of our province, it’s time to deliver health and safety laws that put workers first, strong public services, decent work laws, and justice for all.”

Jun
19

Statement: Ford government proposal for holiday cuts is a non-starter

(Toronto) – The Ford Conservative’s proposal of a two-year pilot project that would remove nine statutory holidays from retail workers and leave them with only three shows the government’s callous and harmful attitude toward retail workers and their families. Despite recent accounts that this proposal was never meant to be implemented, the government had public…

Jun
19

Statement: National Indigenous Peoples Day

We each must take action in our unions and communities to implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Jun
12

Ford Government should immediately repeal Bill 124, after Manitoba Court strikes down similar wage restraint legislation as unconstitutional

(Toronto) – Ontario unions are renewing their call for the Ford government to repeal Ontario’s wage control legislation (Bill 124), after a court ruling struck down a similar law in Manitoba. The Ontario challenge, brought by a coalition of unions against the Ford Government’s wage control legislation, received a significant boost yesterday as a result…