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Aug
20

The OFL mourns the passing of Bromley Lloyd Armstrong

The Ontario Federation of Labour mourns the passing of unionist, community organizer and activist Bromley Lloyd Armstrong. A member of the CAW, Armstrong was a leader in the Toronto Joint Committee on Human Rights in the 1950’s and fought racism his whole life. “Brother Armstrong’s contribution to anti-discrimination campaigns in Ontario have made our province…

Aug
10

OFL Job Posting: Administrative Support/Reception

Job Posting: Administrative Support/Reception 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. Indigenous persons, persons of colour, persons with a disability, and persons who are gay, lesbian, two spirited and transgendered are encouraged to self-identify in the…

Jun
8

We gave voice to millions and will celebrate NDP gains in the 2018 election

The election of a Progressive Conservative majority government has set the path for Ontario’s next four years. As a labour movement, we have our work cut out for us. The Ontario Federation of Labour will continue the fight for fairness and equality, a fight that builds on the gains workers have made in this province.…

Mar
16

OFL Statement on the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Download the poster. The struggle to combat racial discrimination in Ontario and beyond continues in all avenues of life. Racism, bigotry, and hatred exist in all avenues of life, with hate crimes reported across Canada and Ontario. In a recent poll, twenty-five per cent of Canadians answered that they have experienced racism. That’s a rise…

Feb
20

Workplace posters on rights we won in the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.

Together, we made significant strides to raise the standard of work across the province. After 20 years of woefully outdated labour and employment laws, the Government of Ontario introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act in 2017. This was a result of many hard-fought struggles and the collective voice of millions demanding immediate action to modernize the Employment Standards Act and…

Jan
25

OFL Statement on Patrick Brown’s Resignation

The OFL acknowledges the courage of the women who came forward to speak about sexual misconduct they say they experienced from Patrick Brown. “What these two young people describe is unacceptable behavior that is all-too-common,” said OFL President Chris Buckley. “I want to send a message to anyone who has experienced sexual harassment, that the…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 16 wins in the Employment Standards Act

In 2017, Ontario workers fought for and won significant changes to Ontario’s labour and employment laws. This remarkable work by labour and community activists has made positive changes to the lives of workers for decades to come. While the fight isn’t over until everyone has fair treatment in the workplace, take some time this holiday…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 12 wins for workers in the Labour Relations Act

Through 2017, the tireless work of labour and community activists across Ontario made changes to Bill 148. That work means that the Labour Relations Act now: Allows workplaces with the same employer and same union at one or more locations to bargain together in cases where the employer and union agree; Allows newly certified workplaces…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 12 ways we organized to win

The OFL’s Make It Fair campaign stayed in high gear in 2017, from in-person meetings with MPPs to using online tools to make sure that MPPs knew how they could help workers when they made changes to Bill 148. Here are a dozen ways we made a difference together in solidarity: In the lead up…

Dec
8

Best of 2017 – 14 ways we worked together for equity in 2017

The Ontario Federation of Labour works for solidarity and equity. Here are fourteen ways the OFL worked for equity in 2017: Online, the OFL updated its website to include useful tools for labour activists. Most notably, the OFL added a labour actions registry, which allows striking and locked out workers to let labour activists across…

Oct
2

OFL congratulates Jagmeet Singh on his election as leader of the federal NDP

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour congratulates Jagmeet Singh on winning the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the leadership vote on October 1. As the first person of colour to lead a federal political party, Singh has made history. “The first-ballot election of Jagmeet Singh shows he has the party…

Aug
14

Business lobby’s “Economic Impact Study” on Bill 148 fails to address the reality that past minimum wage increases prove that jobs are not at risk, says OFL

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour is raising serious concern about the validity of the assertions in the Keep Ontario Working (KOW) coalition’s commissioned economic impact analysis of Bill 148, conducted by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA). “The assertions released today by the corporate lobby is inaccurate, incomplete and just not…

Aug
10

Ontario Federation of Labour welcomes NDP action to strengthen Bill 148

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour welcomes the proposal for amendments to Bill 148 announced today by the Ontario New Democratic Party. “If enacted, these amendments would strengthen the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act and deliver greater fairness to workplaces across the province,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “There’s no…