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Apr
23

Solidarity and Pride Champion Award call for nominations 2021

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is seeking nominations from affiliates, local unions and labour councils for the SOLIDARITY & PRIDE CHAMPION AWARD. This annual award is to acknowledge and celebrate individuals or groups who have made a significant or ongoing contribution to the advancement of the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (2SLGBTQI+) human…

Apr
12

Ford Tracker: PC actions to date

This list was last updated on May 7, 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): May 2021 Refused to take accountability for auditor general’s scathing report on long-term care Hired former campaign manager and lobbyist one year away from election…

Mar
9

Solidarity with faculty, students and staff at Laurentian University

Ontario’s labour movement is united in solidarity with faculty, staff and students at Laurentian University. On February 1, Laurentian University sought creditor protection under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) due to financial challenges. This concerning move comes after years of eroding public funding for colleges and universities in Ontario paired with poorly considered and…

Feb
24

Letter to Minister McNaughton: Act on Health and Safety Expert Panel Training Recommendations Now

SENT VIA EMAIL: minister.MLTSD@ontario.ca Hon. Monte McNaughtonMinister of Labour, Training and Skills Development14th Floor400 University AvenueToronto, ON M7A 1T7 Dear Minister McNaughton, Act on Health and Safety Expert Panel Training Recommendations Now December 2020 marked the tenth anniversary of the 46 health and safety recommendations developed by the Expert Panel following a workplace tragedy in…

Feb
21

Delivering Community Power

Sign-On to endorse the CUPW ‘Delivering Community Power’ campaign for improved postal services and the greening of our postal system as part of a post-carbon economy.  Learn more about the campaign at www.deliveringcommunitypower.ca Download the endorsement letter here Download the Delivering Community Power booklet here. From the Canadian Union of Postal Workers: Please Sign-On and Endorse…

Jan
14

Solidarity Statement: Justice for Farmers in India

The Ontario Federation of Labour is united in solidarity with the millions of farmworkers and worker activists across India protesting agricultural reforms. For months, these workers have peacefully protested in opposition to devastating reforms that jeopardize their ability to support themselves and their families. Farming is one of the most important sectors in the Indian…

Nov
27

OFL: Solidarity with peacefully assembled and socially-distanced activists in Hamilton and their demand that housing be a priority

The Ontario Federation of Labour supports calls by the Defund the Police Hamilton Coalition to reallocate overfunded police budgets towards public services in their community. As highlighted by the Coalition, the Hamilton Police Service receives an annual budget of $171 million and is operating with current annual surplus of $567,875. Yet, the city only spends…

Nov
26

Posters: Workers’ Solidarity with 1492 Land Back Lane

Download a poster for your window, put it up on your street, at your local grocery store and other places to show you stand in solidarity with 1492 Land Defenders and Six Nations people, fighting to reclaim their land along the Haldimand Tract, just south of Caledonia. The Haldimand Tract was land given to Six…

Nov
25

OFL Stands in Solidarity with Tropicana Workers on Strike

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) joins in solidarity with striking SEIU Local 2 members at Tropicana Community Services in demanding fair wages, dignity and respect in the workplace. “Workers deserve a fair living wage and decent working conditions. Tropicana management needs to get back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair collective agreement…

Nov
24

#GetConsent Guide

The Ontario Federation of Labour is pleased to launch its #GetConsent guide. The #GetConsent resource aims to educate and remind us of our role in creating a culture of consent, in sexual and non-sexual situations. What is consent? Consent is a voluntary agreement to engage in specific sexual activity or behaviour requiring that a person…

Nov
20

The Ontario NDP Women’s Committee Breaking Boundaries Award for Social Justice Leadership

Activists in the New Democratic Party follow in the footsteps of many distinguished political trailblazers. In 1990, the Ontario NDP Women’s Committee established an annual award to honour the significant contributions that women and gender diverse people in the party have made towards the advancement of gender equity and social justice. CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION The…

Oct
29

OFL Statement on Neskantaga First Nation’s Water Crisis

The Ontario Federation of Labour demands action for Neskantaga First Nation peoples, who have been evacuated and left without a safe, clean water supply for the winter. The community has lived under a boil water advisory for more than 25 years. “It is appalling that clean drinking water, a basic human right readily available to…

Oct
23

OFL Statement on 1492 Land Back Lane Injunction

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is outraged at the October 22 provincial court decision to grant a permanent injunction against the 1492 Land Defenders. The Federation further denounces the violence that ensued between the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and peaceful Haudenosaunee Land Defenders protecting their traditional territory. Labour leaders from across Ontario will converge…

Oct
21

Solidarity: Ontario Federation of Labour supports Mi’kmaq treaty rights

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) sends solidarity and supports the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq’s right to harvest and sell fish for a moderate livelihood, as per the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1760/61. The over 250-year-old agreement was reaffirmed as a constitutional right by the Supreme Court of Canada through the Marshall decisions of 1999.…

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
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…