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As the rich celebrate cancelling decent work laws, resolve to fight for workers’ rights and $15

1.7 million workers lost a $1/hr raise on New Year’s Day. For families across Ontario, that means hardship, working several part-time jobs to make ends meet, and hard choices about their day-to-day lives. New Year’s Day was scheduled to be the day minimum-wage workers in Ontario got a $1/hr raise to $15/hr, until the Ford…


March 8 project for 2019. Order the new pins and posters for International Women’s Day!

Greetings: I am writing to invite your union to participate in the ninth year of our exciting March 8th Project developed by the OFL Women’s Committee celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s theme is “POWER OF MANY.” Both the pewter pin and poster are a work of art that our members and community partners…


2018 – The Year in Review

It’s been a busy year that took Ontario workers from the implementation of Bill 148 which brought improvements in workplace and labour laws and a $14 minimum wage, to a hard-fought election campaign and a new PC government that passed Bill 47, repealing the many gains labour and community had won and cancelling the scheduled…


Synagogue murders: we must work to end hate

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) condemns the mass murder of eleven worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and sends deepest condolences to the many families who lost loved ones in this anti-Semitic attack, and to those who were injured and their families. “This shooting is one more terrifying…


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…


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…


An open letter to the working people of Ontario: change that works for Ontario means voting for Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP.

Greetings, Change That Works for Ontario means a vote for Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP. As President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) which represents over a million workers and advocates for every worker in Ontario, I’d like to highlight what’s at stake in the June 7, 2018 provincial election. The OFL has…


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…


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…


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…


Open letter: OFL demands action on behalf of minimum wage workers from CEO of Tim Hortons’ parent company

(Toronto, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour is demanding action from the parent company of Tim Hortons, on behalf of Tim Hortons workers in an open letter to Restaurant Brands International (RBI) Inc. CEO Daniel Schwartz. The text of the open letter follows: RE: Take Immediate Action to Restore Wages and Benefits to all…