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Sep
9

OFL Convention 2019 Awards – Call for Nominations

Download the call for nominations The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is seeking nominations from affiliates, local unions and labour councils for the upcoming OFL 15thBiennial Convention Awards:  Bob Borch Human Rights Award, Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award, Olivia Chow Child Care Champion Award, OFL Cultural Award, Linda Jolley Lifetime Achievement Award for Health and Safety,…

Aug
29

OFL Statement: We stand with Hong Kong. An Injury to One is an injury to all.

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) joins with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and unions across Canada in calling for an end to the violence against pro-democracy protestors. The OFL stands in solidarity with our brave sisters and brothers in Hong Kong protesting the Hong Kong Extradition Bill, and condemns the use of violence, repression and threats against these protestors by those in power. The OFL calls for the demands set out by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKTCU) for respect for the rule of law and democracy to be met full and without delay. The OFL calls for the demands set out by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKTCU) for respect for the rule of law and democracy to be met full and without delay.

Aug
29

Ford tracker: PC actions to date

This list was last updated on August 29, 2019.Click 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): August 2019 Forced the TDSB to eliminate at least 296 full-time positions ahead of the new school year Changed appointment rules to…

Aug
13

OFL mourns former Executive Vice-President Ken Signoretti

The OFL sends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues on the death of Ken Signoretti, who served as Executive Vice-President of the Ontario Federation of Labour from 1988 to 1997.  “Ken’s work for this organization, and his active leadership on issues of workers comp and on the OFL Health and Safety Committee was part…

Jun
27

Download your Power of Many materials now

There is a lot at stake in Ontario. The government’s regressive policies threaten public services like education and health care, decent work, equality and justice, as well as safe and healthy workplaces and communities. Ontarians are not accepting these sweeping changes to the services we depend on. Together, we bring the Power of Many to…

Jun
20

OFL/AIL Canada Scholarship 2019

Dear OFL Members, The OFL is proud to be joined in partnership by American Income Life (AIL) Canada in calling for applications for the annual OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships. Two OFL members, or the children of members, will be selected from a pool of applicants to each receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500…

Jun
18

OFL statement for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, June 21, recognizes and celebrates the unique and diverse cultures and the ongoing and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada.

Jun
8

OFL statement on protecting water in Six Nations territories

(ABERFOYLE, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour stands in support of Six Nations, their continuing legal struggle, and their current legal action against Nestlé’s continued pumping and bottling of waters in Six Nations territories. Canada is home to 60 per cent of the world’s lakes and one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. The importance…

Jun
7

Find your 2019 local PRIDE events

PRIDE events throughout Ontario begin in May and run through the summer.Find events near you, or check the OFL events calendar. Please note: The dates were accurate at the time of publishing. Members are encouraged to check the individual websites prior to attending any of the Pride events. Updated: June 7, 2019 MAY Elliot Lake PrideMay…

May
28

Speaking out to protect Ontario, for today and for tomorrow

Le français suit l’anglais: The following is a statement from Ontario’s labour movement: (TORONTO, ON) – Cuts to vital services like education and health care, including public health and emergency medical services, childcare, children’s aid, and legal aid services will hurt us all, including workers in the private and public sector, both union and non-union.…

May
14

Open letter to workers on the anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike

The Ontario Federation of Labour marks the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. The Ontario Federation of Labour marks the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. The Winnipeg general strike is an inspiration for workers in Ontario and beyond, as we continue to defend the right to collective bargaining, better wages, and the improvement our working conditions.

May
7

Trump comes north: The Ontario experience

Thevaki Thevaratnam, Director of Research and Education at the Ontario Federation of Labour, told delegates about the OFL’s work on resisting the right-wing agenda of Doug Ford. She described how the Ford government has systematically attacked worker’s rights and slashed public services in just one year. She concluded with a powerful message of how labour…

May
1

International Workers’ Day Statement: Workers will fight Ford’s cuts

(TORONTO, ON) – On May 1, the Ontario Federation of Labour stands with workers here at home and around the globe in common purpose and solidarity.  Under the PC government, the fight for workers’ rights has taken on a new urgency. One of the government’s first acts was to remove decent work laws and cancel…