The Heat is On | The Ontario Federation of Labour

The Heat is On

June 15, 2023
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Recently a UPS driver went viral for baking cookies on the dashboard of his delivery truck on video. Driving in a heat wave, without air-conditioning, had turned the inside of the truck into a literal oven.

Are you feeling the heat too? The climate crisis isn’t something that will happen in the far away
future – it is happening right here, right now. Temperatures in Ontario are rising, and they will only get hotter: 3 to 8 degrees Celsius over the next century. It sounds incremental, but can have lasting, fatal impacts on workers and communities.

Read more in our Extreme Heat Fact Sheet and learn how you can take action.