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

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/02/17 -- 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 behind him, and the momentum needed to move forward into the next election with a strong progressive vision," said Ontario Fede ...


02.10.2017

Media Advisory: 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, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/17 -- 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 responsible," said Chris Buckley, President of the Ontario Federation of Labou ...


14.08.2017

2017 Budget Watch: Health Coalitions Across Ontario Prepare to Respond to Health Funding Announcement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/27/17 -- Attn: Assignment EditorIn an April 13 speech to the Empire Club, Finance Minister Charles Sousa reported that he had that health care and hospitals are a top priority in every corner of Ontario and promised significant new investment. After a decade of hospital cuts and threats of closures, the health coalition is waiting to see what the numbers are and will assess what they mean for patient care. Concerns about the restructuring of home care, lo ...


27.04.2017

2017 Budget Watch: Health Coalitions Across Ontario Prepare to Respond to Health Funding Announcement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/17 -- Attn: Assignment EditorIn an April 13 speech to the Empire Club, Finance Minister Charles Sousa reported that he had that health care and hospitals are a top priority in every corner of Ontario and promised significant new investment. After a decade of hospital cuts and threats of closures, the health coalition is waiting to see what the numbers are and will assess what they mean for patient care. Concerns about the restructuring of home care, lo ...


26.04.2017

City of Brantford policy on temporary staffing agencies a step forward for workers, says Ontario Federation of Labour

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/31/17 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour applauds the Brantford city council decision to end its use of temporary staffing agencies to hire workers. This action sends a powerful message that precarious work need not be supported by public institutions."The City of Brantford is leading the way in showing how public institutions can support decent work in this province," said OFL Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates. "Workers doing the same work ...


31.03.2017

Media Advisory: OFL president Chris Buckley to walk the picket line Friday with locked-out CAS workers

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO and PARRY SOUND, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/19/17 -- Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) president Chris Buckley will join locked-out children''s aid workers on their picket line in North Bay tomorrow (Friday) in a demonstration of solidarity and support from the organization that represents 54 unions and one million workers across the province.The president is attending the picket line at the invitation of the North Bay and District Labour Council. Buckley will ...


19.01.2017

Press conference: new initiative from the OFL on helping prevent domestic and sexual violence from Ontario Federation of Labour

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/22/16 -- One day before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and with Bill 26, Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016 before the legislature, The Ontario Federation of Labour will hold a press conference announcing an initiative to support domestic and sexual violence survivors in the workplace, and help prevent domestic and sexual violence.The OFL will make paid leave for survivo ...


22.11.2016

Time for Ontario to Follow Alberta''s Leadership on a $15 Minimum Wage by 2018

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauds the Government of Alberta''s plan to implement a $15 minimum wage by 2018. The OFL is calling on the Wynne government to follow Alberta''s bold leadership, by making $15 minimum wage its standard for workers across Ontario."There are 1.7 million workers in Ontario who currently earn wages that fall below the poverty line," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "It is t ...


30.06.2016

Media Advisory: Giant Rocking Chair Tours Ontario for Improved Care Standards in Long-Term Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/16 -- A giant 10-foot tall wooden rocking chair is touring 19 towns across Ontario. Joining the giant rocking chair in highly visual media events, will be local health coalition members, including seniors, family council members, union and care workers, long term care residents and concerned citizens. The goal is to bring awareness about improving the care standards at long term care facilities.The care levels in Ontario''s long term care hom ...


13.06.2016

Media Advisory: Giant Rocking Chair Tours Ontario for Improved Care Standards in Long-Term Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/16 -- A giant 10-foot tall wooden rocking chair is touring 19 towns across Ontario. Joining the giant rocking chair in highly visual media events, will be local health coalition members, including seniors, family council members, union and care workers, long term care residents and concerned citizens. The goal is to bring awareness about improving the care standards at long term care facilities.The care levels in Ontario''s long term care hom ...


10.06.2016

Media Advisory: Giant Rocking Chair Tours Ontario for Improved Care Standards in Long-Term Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/08/16 -- A giant 10-foot tall wooden rocking chair is touring 19 towns across Ontario. Joining the giant rocking chair in highly visual media events, will be local health coalition members, including seniors, family council members, union and care workers, long term care residents and concerned citizens. The goal is to bring awareness about improving the care standards at long term care facilities.The care levels in Ontario''s long term care hom ...


08.06.2016

Generations United Against Homophobia and Transphobia: OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/17/16 -- Around the world, May 17 is recognized as the "International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia" - a day of action, awareness and affirmation of the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified and Queer-identified (LGBTQ) people. On this day, the labour movement joins the LGBTQ community and allies in fighting for equality and celebrating the contributions made by LGBTQ people to our workplaces and our society. Th ...


17.05.2016

OFL to Join London Rally to Make Ontario''s Labour Laws Fair

LONDON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/16 -- Unionized workers and non-unionized workers will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a united campaign for "$15 and Fairness." It is part of a province-wide day of action for labour law reform that is timed to rally public opinion for fairer labour laws in advance of the first report of the Changing Workplaces Review.In London, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates will be joining a rally at the office of Mi ...


15.04.2016

OFL to Join Mississauga Rallies to Make Ontario''s Labour Laws Fair

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/16 -- Unionized workers and non-unionized workers will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a united campaign for "$15 and Fairness." It is part of a province-wide day of action for labour law reform that is timed to rally public opinion for fairer labour laws in advance of the first report of the Changing Workplaces Review.In Mississauga, OFL President Chris Buckley will be joining airport workers protesting at the Pearson Airport office ...


15.04.2016

OFL to Join London Rally to Make Ontario''s Labour Laws Fair

LONDON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/16 -- Unionized workers and non-unionized workers will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a united campaign for "$15 and Fairness." It is part of a province-wide day of action for labour law reform that is timed to rally public opinion for fairer labour laws in advance of the first report of the Changing Workplaces Review.In London, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates will be joining a rally at the office of Mi ...


14.04.2016

OFL to Join Mississauga Rallies to Make Ontario''s Labour Laws Fair

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/16 -- Unionized workers and non-unionized workers will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a united campaign for "$15 and Fairness." It is part of a province-wide day of action for labour law reform that is timed to rally public opinion for fairer labour laws in advance of the first report of the Changing Workplaces Review.In Mississauga, OFL President Chris Buckley will be joining airport workers protesting at the Pearson Airport office ...


14.04.2016

Devastating Hospital Cuts & Flawed Process for Health Reform Consultation: Key Issues for This Session of the Ontario Legislature

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/16 -- Attn: Assignment EditorOntario''s premier stated that jobs and the economy are her priorities for this session of Ontario''s Legislature, which opened today. Impacting both jobs and local economies but not part of the Premier''s media messages, two key health care issues impacting Ontario''s communities will also be on the front-burner, including:Ontario is heading into its ninth straight year of real-dolla ...


17.02.2016

Devastating Hospital Cuts & Flawed Process for Health Reform Consultation: Key Issues for This Session of the Ontario Legislature

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/16/16 -- Attn: Assignment EditorOntario''s premier stated that jobs and the economy are her priorities for this session of Ontario''s Legislature, which opened today. Impacting both jobs and local economies but not part of the Premier''s media messages, two key health care issues impacting Ontario''s communities will also be on the front-burner, including:Ontario is heading into its ninth straight year of real-dolla ...


16.02.2016

MEDIA ADVISORY-Oshawa MP Refused to Meet With Constituents About Health Care: Media Conference

OSHAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/10/16 -- Attn: Assignment EditorContacts: Ontario Health Coalition Trish McAuliffe 905-706-5806 ...


10.02.2016

ADVISORY: OFL Anticipates Historic Jail Sentence in Metron Construction Tragedy

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/11/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is bracing itself for a historic verdict at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016, when the sentence will be announced for a Metron Construction Project Manager. Vadim Kazenelson is facing four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm after the tragic collapse of a swing stage at a Toronto high-rise on December 24, 2009. His conviction and sentencin ...


11.01.2016

ADVISORY: OFL Anticipates Historic Jail Sentence in Metron Construction Tragedy

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is bracing itself for a historic verdict at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016, when the sentence will be announced for a Metron Construction Project Manager. Vadim Kazenelson is facing four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm after the tragic collapse of a swing stage at a Toronto high-rise on December 24, 2009. His conviction and sentencin ...


08.01.2016

Canadians Must Respond to Humanitarian Crises at Home and Abroad

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/10/15 -- December 10 is celebrated around the world as International Human Rights Day to mark the anniversary of the United Nations'' adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This historic document is heralded for setting out fundamental human rights that would be universally protected and which set a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations.This year, international Human Rights celebratio ...


10.12.2015

Canadians Must Respond to Humanitarian Crises at Home and Abroad

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/09/15 -- December 10 is celebrated around the world as International Human Rights Day to mark the anniversary of the United Nations'' adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This historic document is heralded for setting out fundamental human rights that would be universally protected and which set a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations.This year, international Human Rights celebratio ...


09.12.2015

ADVISORY: Ontario''s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. "Fight for $15" and Québec Student Movement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/15 -- Organizers of the Ontario Common Front Anti-Poverty Assembly are anticipating over 500 people to participate in the two-day conference this weekend in Toronto. Topping the roster of impressive speakers are Chicago "Fight for $15" minimum wage activist Jessica Davis, former Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and award-winning author Linda McQuaig.Organized by the Ontario Common Front and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) un ...


17.04.2015

ADVISORY: Ontario''s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. "Fight for $15" and Québec Student Movement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/15 -- Organizers of the Ontario Common Front Anti-Poverty Assembly are anticipating over 500 people to participate in the two-day conference this weekend in Toronto. Topping the roster of impressive speakers are Chicago "Fight for $15" minimum wage activist Jessica Davis, former Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and award-winning author Linda McQuaig.Organized by the Ontario Common Front and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) un ...


16.04.2015

Media Advisory: Holiday Spirit Inspires Action on $14 Minimum Wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/14/13 -- At a time of year when many of us are wishing peace and joy to all, communities are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to make 2014 merry and bright by raising the minimum wage to $14 for all workers. On December 14, community members across Ontario will be collecting holiday cards addressed to the Premier."This is a time of year when we think about others, wishing them peace, joy and prosperity for the future," said Motilall Sarjoo, pre ...


14.12.2013

Media Advisory: Holiday Spirit Inspires Action on $14 Minimum Wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/13/13 -- At a time of year when many of us are wishing peace and joy to all, communities are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to make 2014 merry and bright by raising the minimum wage to $14 for all workers. On December 14, community members across Ontario will be collecting holiday cards addressed to the Premier."This is a time of year when we think about others, wishing them peace, joy and prosperity for the future," said Motilall Sarjoo, pre ...


13.12.2013

Media Advisory: Holiday Spirit Inspires Action on $14 Minimum Wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 -- At a time of year when many of us are wishing peace and joy to all, communities are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to make 2014 merry and bright by raising the minimum wage to $14 for all workers. On December 14, community members across Ontario will be collecting holiday cards addressed to the Premier."This is a time of year when we think about others, wishing them peace, joy and prosperity for the future," said Motilall Sarjoo, pre ...


12.12.2013

Media Advisory: Holiday Spirit Inspires Action on $14 Minimum Wage

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 -- At a time of year when many of us are wishing peace and joy to all, communities are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to make 2014 merry and bright by raising the minimum wage to $14 for all workers. On December 14, community members across Ontario will be collecting holiday cards addressed to the Premier."This is a time of year when we think about others, wishing them peace, joy and prosperity for the future," said Motilall Sarjoo, pre ...


11.12.2013

OFL Says Conviction of Roofing Company CEO Sends Message to Bosses: If You Kill a Worker, You'll Go to Jail

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/22/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan applauded yesterday's of roofing company owner, Paul Markewycz, for a 2011 workplace tragedy that claimed the life of a worker."I hope this jail sentence sends a chill down the spine of every boss who puts profit ahead of workplace safety," said OFL President Sid Ryan. "Every year 80 Ontario workers are killed in workplace tragedies and nearly 250,000 more are maimed o ...


22.11.2013

OFL Applauds Successful Appeal that Slaps $750,000 Fine Against Metron Construction in Deaths of Four Workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/05/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan applauded the September 3rd to increase the fine against Metron Construction from $200,000 to 750,000 for the 2009 deaths of four workers and the serious injury of a fifth."You cannot put a price on a life and no financial penalty can bring these workers back or fill the void left in their families, but the magnitude of this fine will send a powerful message to employers that the liv ...


05.09.2013

OFL Applauds Successful Appeal that Slaps $750,000 Fine Against Metron Construction in Deaths of Four Workers

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan applauded yesterday's to increase the fine against Metron Construction from $200,000 to 750,000 for the 2009 deaths of four workers and the serious injury of a fifth."You cannot put a price on a life and no financial penalty can bring these workers back or fill the void left in their families, but the magnitude of this fine will send a powerful message to employers that the live ...


04.09.2013

OFL President to March with Unifor at Toronto Labour Day: OFL Statement on Labour Day 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/02/13 -- OFL President Sid Ryan and officers Nancy Hutchison and Irwin Nanda will march with UNIFOR, Canada's newest union, in the Toronto Labour Day parade on Monday, September 2 at from 9:00 am to Noon. Ryan will be available for media comment over the long weekend on the importance of Labour Day, Ontario's changing workforce and the significance of the merger of CAW and CEP into a new kind of labour union.Media outlets can reach Sid Ryan dire ...


02.09.2013

OFL President to March with Unifor at Toronto Labour Day: OFL Statement on Labour Day 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/31/13 -- OFL President Sid Ryan and officers Nancy Hutchison and Irwin Nanda will march with UNIFOR, Canada's newest union, in the Toronto Labour Day parade on Monday, September 2 at from 9:00 am to Noon. Ryan will be available for media comment over the long weekend on the importance of Labour Day, Ontario's changing workforce and the significance of the merger of CAW and CEP into a new kind of labour union.Media outlets can reach Sid Ryan dire ...


31.08.2013

OFL President to March with Unifor at Toronto Labour Day: OFL Statement on Labour Day 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/30/13 -- OFL President Sid Ryan and officers Nancy Hutchison and Irwin Nanda will march with UNIFOR, Canada's newest union, in the Toronto Labour Day parade on Monday, September 2 at from 9:00 am to Noon. Ryan will be available for media comment over the long weekend on the importance of Labour Day, Ontario's changing workforce and the significance of the merger of CAW and CEP into a new kind of labour union.Media outlets can reach Sid Ryan dire ...


30.08.2013

ADVISORY: OFL to Unveil Life-Sized Bronze Statue of Jack Layton at Toronto's Waterfront

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will unveil a beautiful bronze sculpture of Jack Layton on the second anniversary of the passing of the beloved NDP leader, in tribute to Jack's dedication to working people across Canada. The event will also mark the City of Toronto's official renaming of the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal as the "Jack Layton Ferry Terminal."OFL Officers Sid Ryan, Nancy Hutchison and Irwin Nanda and the g ...


22.08.2013

ADVISORY: OFL to Unveil Life-Sized Bronze Statue of Jack Layton at Toronto's Waterfront

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will unveil a beautiful bronze sculpture of Jack Layton on the second anniversary of the passing of the beloved NDP leader, in tribute to Jack's dedication to working people across Canada. The event will also mark the City of Toronto's official renaming of the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal as the "Jack Layton Ferry Terminal."OFL Officers Sid Ryan, Nancy Hutchison and Irwin Nanda and the g ...


21.08.2013

Conviction in Sunrise Case Confirms Failure of Privatized TSSA

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/04/13 -- The guilty verdict in the Sunrise Propane case last week has thrust the incompetence of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) into the spotlight once again. The TSSA is responsible for protecting public safety in key areas such as fuel and elevators. Since it was privatized, it has become a classic example of how self-regulation is ineffective, inadequate and dangerous.On Thursday June 27 Sunrise Propane was convicted of nine violat ...


04.07.2013

OFL Says Employers Are Putting Public Safety at Risk: Hundreds Rally to Bring Employer Back to the Table

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/13 -- Hundreds rallied amid Toronto's skyscrapers today to call on the Ministry of Labour to help end the ongoing elevator worker strike by forcing Ontario's four largest elevator companies back to the bargaining table. For over one month, an employer coalition representing Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp has refused to negotiate with their 1,400 elevator mechanics, allowing virtually every one of the 50,000 elevators they service to f ...


06.06.2013

Employer Indifference Puts Lives at Risk as 50,000 Elevators Breach Provincial Safety Standards: Workers Rally for Strike Settlement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/13 -- One month after 1,400 Ontario elevator mechanics were forced on strike by an employer coalition with a near monopoly on elevator operation, nearly every one of the province's 50,000 elevators are out of compliance with provincial safety standards and roughly 75 percent are in some form of disrepair. The International Union of Elevator Constructors (I.U.E.C.) Locals 50, 90 and 96 have offered to continue to keep elevators safe and operational ...


06.06.2013

Employer Indifference Puts Lives at Risk as 50,000 Elevators Breach Provincial Safety Standards: Workers Rally for Strike Settlement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 -- One month after 1,400 Ontario elevator mechanics were forced on strike by an employer coalition with a near monopoly on elevator operation, nearly every one of the province's 50,000 elevators are out of compliance with provincial safety standards and roughly 75 percent are in some form of disrepair. The International Union of Elevator Constructors (I.U.E.C.) Locals 50, 90 and 96 have offered to continue to keep elevators safe and operational ...


05.06.2013

Without Justice, No Fallen Worker Can Rest in Peace

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/13 -- Thousands of workers, friends and families of those killed and injured on the job will gather at ceremonies across Ontario this weekend to memorialize the labour movement's most solemn occasion-the annual Day of Mourning to renew our call to "Fight for the Living and Mourn for the Dead."This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Bill C-45, historic legislation known as the Westray Bill, which amended the Criminal C ...


26.04.2013

OFL Releases People's Budget Plan for Ontario: Affordable Measures to Alleviate Poverty, New Infrastructure Investment, and Tax Fairness

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) released a white paper, A People's Budget - Towards a Fair Ontario, which proposes recommendations that will create good jobs, alleviate poverty, support workers and their families, give young people a fair chance, and promote tax fairness. These recommendations are based on extensive feedback from citizens and groups and builds on a discussion paper the OFL released in February of this year calling for ...


16.04.2013

OFL Releases People's Budget Plan for Ontario: Affordable Measures to Alleviate Poverty, New Infrastructure Investment, and Tax Fairness

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) released a white paper today, A People's Budget - Towards a Fair Ontario, which proposes recommendations that will create good jobs, alleviate poverty, support workers and their families, give young people a fair chance, and promote tax fairness. These recommendations are based on extensive feedback from citizens and groups and builds on a discussion paper the OFL released in February of this year calli ...


15.04.2013

Media Advisory: Ontario Federation of Labour to Unveil a People's Budget Following Unprecedented Community Consultation with Citizens and Groups

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- In February, the Ontario Federation of Labour launched an unprecedented, province-wide community consultation on the next provincial budget. The visited nine communities, inviting Ontarians to share their ideas for a new approach to addressing our economic, social, and fiscal challenges. The campaign received in-person and written submissions from more than 135 citizens and groups. This input serves as the basis for the recommendations contained ...


15.04.2013

Media Advisory: Ontario Federation of Labour to Unveil a People's Budget Following Unprecedented Community Consultation with Citizens and Groups

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/13 -- In February, the Ontario Federation of Labour launched an unprecedented, province-wide community consultation on the next provincial budget. The visited nine communities, inviting Ontarians to share their ideas for a new approach to addressing our economic, social, and fiscal challenges. The campaign received in-person and written submissions from more than 135 citizens and groups. This input serves as the basis for the recommendations contained ...


14.04.2013

Media Advisory: Ontario Federation of Labour to Unveil a People's Budget Following Unprecedented Community Consultation with Citizens and Groups

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/13 -- In February, the Ontario Federation of Labour launched an unprecedented, province-wide community consultation on the next provincial budget. The visited nine communities, inviting Ontarians to share their ideas for a new approach to addressing our economic, social, and fiscal challenges. The campaign received in-person and written submissions from more than 135 citizens and groups. This input serves as the basis for the recommendations contained ...


12.04.2013

Media Advisory: Ontario Federation of Labour to Unveil a People's Budget Following Unprecedented Community Consultation with Citizens and Groups

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 -- In February, the Ontario Federation of Labour launched an unprecedented, province-wide community consultation on the next provincial budget. The visited nine communities, inviting Ontarians to share their ideas for a new approach to addressing our economic, social, and fiscal challenges. The campaign received in-person and written submissions from more than 135 citizens and groups. This input serves as the basis for the recommendations contained ...


11.04.2013

Bullying Only Thrives in the Shadows

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 -- Last year, the Ontario government passed historic anti-bullying legislation, but the issue of bullying, and its traumatic consequences, remains a daily concern in the lives of too many people. The impact is often most targeted and most severe for LGBTQ youth (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning)."Legal change has given us important tools, but like all bullying, homophobic and transphobic bullying cannot simply be banished by pro ...


10.04.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Windsor on March 28

WINDSOR, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 -- On Thursday, March 28, residents of the Windsor area will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a discussion p ...


28.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Windsor on March 28

WINDSOR, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- On Thursday, March 28, residents of the Windsor area will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a discussion p ...


27.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Windsor on March 28

WINDSOR, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/13 -- On Thursday, March 28, residents of the Windsor area will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a discussion p ...


26.03.2013

Precarious Lives are the Legacy of Systemic Racism: OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination-March 21, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- The legacy of Canada's colonial history and current trends towards cuts to jobs and social programs continue to deliver a double blow to people of colour and other equity seeking groups in Canada. Racialized people across Canada - from temporary foreign workers to new immigrants to Canada's First Peoples - earn substantially less, face higher rates of violence, are more likely to live in poverty, and are vastly over-represented in Canada ...


21.03.2013

Precarious Lives are the Legacy of Systemic Racism: OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination-March 21, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- The legacy of Canada's colonial history and current trends towards cuts to jobs and social programs continue to deliver a double blow to people of colour and other equity seeking groups in Canada. Racialized people across Canada - from temporary foreign workers to new immigrants to Canada's First Peoples - earn substantially less, face higher rates of violence, are more likely to live in poverty, and are vastly over-represented in Canada ...


20.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Toronto on March 20

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- On Wednesday, March 20, residents of the Greater Toronto Area will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a dis ...


20.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Toronto on March 20

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- On Wednesday, March 20, residents of the Greater Toronto Area will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a dis ...


19.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Toronto on March 20

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 -- On Wednesday, March 20, residents of the Greater Toronto Area will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a dis ...


18.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Kitchener-Waterloo Region on March 11

KITCHENER, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 -- On Monday, March 11, residents of the Kitchener-Waterloo region will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a ...


11.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Kitchener-Waterloo Region on March 11

KITCHENER, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 -- On Monday, March 11, residents of the Kitchener-Waterloo region will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a ...


08.03.2013

Women Rise As Unions Rise: OFL Statement on International Women's Day-March 8, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 -- As millions of women around the world observe International Women's Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour will proudly celebrate the role that unions have played in elevating the living standards of all women in Canada. The history of union achievements in Ontario has been one of establishing basic and fundamental rights for all people, but here is no question that women workers have gained the most. However, austerity cuts to public services ...


08.03.2013

Women Rise As Unions Rise: OFL Statement on International Women's Day-March 8, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- As millions of women around the world observe International Women's Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour will proudly celebrate the role that unions have played in elevating the living standards of all women in Canada. The history of union achievements in Ontario has been one of establishing basic and fundamental rights for all people, but here is no question that women workers have gained the most. However, austerity cuts to public services ...


07.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Kitchener-Waterloo Region on March 11

KITCHENER, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- On Monday, March 11, residents of the Kitchener-Waterloo region will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a ...


07.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Thunder Bay Region on March 7

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- On Thursday, March 7, residents of the Thunder Bay region will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a dis ...


07.03.2013

Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Thunder Bay Region on March 7

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- On Thursday, March 7, residents of the Thunder Bay region will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a dis ...


06.03.2013

OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Sudbury Region on March 6

SUDBURY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- On Wednesday, March 6, residents of the Sudbury region will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a discussion ...


06.03.2013

OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Sudbury Region on March 6

SUDBURY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 -- On Wednesday, March 6, residents of the Sudbury region will add their ideas to a province-wide consultation on Ontario's financial future. This regional consultation is one of nine being held in communities across the province over the next several weeks as part of "The People's Budget" - a campaign launched by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).To coincide with the February 25 campaign launch, the OFL released a discussion ...


05.03.2013

Media Advisory: OFL People's Budget Campaign to Hold Community Consultation in Peel Region on February 25th

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- On February 25, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will release a discussion paper calling for a changing of the public policy conversation on austerity to focus on good jobs, economic growth, and public services. The OFL also will announce the launch of a province-wide community consultation about the next Ontario Budget. The People's Budget campaign will be visiting nine cities over the next several weeks, inviting community groups and ...


25.02.2013

OFL Considers Nominating Fraser Institute for "Union Organizer of the Year" Award for Championing Union Benefits

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan thanked the Fraser Institute - a right-wing think tank - for its release of today's report highlighting the benefits of joining a union."It isn't every day that I go on record thanking the Fraser Institute, but this report is the best promotion for joining a union they have ever produced," said OFL President Sid Ryan. "Their report is sure to generate interest from unorganize ...


21.02.2013

OFL Considers Nominating Fraser Institute for "Union Organizer of the Year" Award for Championing Union Benefits

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan thanked the Fraser Institute - a right-wing think tank - for its release of today's report highlighting the benefits of joining a union."It isn't every day that I go on record thanking the Fraser Institute, but this report is the best promotion for joining a union they have ever produced," said OFL President Sid Ryan. "Their report is sure to generate interest from unorganize ...


20.02.2013

OFL Welcomes Throne Speech Overtures to Labour but is Eager for Action

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan today welcomed a positive and constructive message from the first throne speech of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, but workers are eager for action."Today's throne speech struck the rights notes, but words must be put into action," said OFL President Sid Ryan. "Premier Wynne's emphasis on good jobs, public services and respect for workers was welcome news after McGuinty' ...


20.02.2013

OFL Welcomes Throne Speech Overtures to Labour but is Eager for Action

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan today welcomed a positive and constructive message from the first throne speech of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, but workers are eager for action."Today's throne speech struck the rights notes, but words must be put into action," said OFL President Sid Ryan. "Premier Wynne's emphasis on good jobs, public services and respect for workers was welcome news after McGuinty' ...


19.02.2013

Celebrating History Through Action: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month-February, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/01/13 -- As millions celebrate February as Black History Month, they will also be marking an important milestone in the movement to abolish slavery: the 100 year anniversary of the passing of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped before dedicating her life to the freedom of all Black people. She led thirteen missions to personally rescue more than 70 slaves and served as a central figure in a network of anti-slavery activists. The ...


01.02.2013

Celebrating History Through Action: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month-February, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- As millions celebrate February as Black History Month, they will also be marking an important milestone in the movement to abolish slavery: the 100 year anniversary of the passing of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped before dedicating her life to the freedom of all Black people. She led thirteen missions to personally rescue more than 70 slaves and served as a central figure in a network of anti-slavery activists. The ...


31.01.2013

ADVISORY: Mississauga Town Hall Exposes Local Impact of Government Cuts to Services and Democratic Rights

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- Outraged at the Ontario Liberal government's deep cuts to social programs and the recent attack on the democratic rights of education workers, Mississauga community members will be gathering on Thursday, January 31 for a public town hall meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to discuss the impact of job loss and public service cuts in their communities and develop plans to pressure local members of parliament. ...


31.01.2013

ADVISORY: Mississauga Town Hall Exposes Local Impact of Government Cuts to Services and Democratic Rights

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- Outraged at the Ontario Liberal government's deep cuts to social programs and the recent attack on the democratic rights of education workers, Mississauga community members will be gathering on Thursday, January 31 for a public town hall meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to discuss the impact of job loss and public service cuts in their communities and develop plans to pressure local members of parliament. ...


30.01.2013

Media Advisory: Sault Ste. Marie Town Hall Exposes Local Impact of Government Cuts to Services and Democratic Rights

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 -- Outraged at the McGuinty governments' deep cuts to social programs and the recent attack on the democratic rights of education workers, Sault community members will be gathering on Wednesday, January 23 for a public town hall meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to discuss the impact of job loss and public service cuts in their communities and develop plans to pressure local members of parliament.The mee ...


23.01.2013

Media Advisory: Sault Ste. Marie Town Hall Exposes Local Impact of Government Cuts to Services and Democratic Rights

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Outraged at the McGuinty governments' deep cuts to social programs and the recent attack on the democratic rights of education workers, Sault community members will be gathering on Wednesday, January 23 for a public town hall meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to discuss the impact of job loss and public service cuts in their communities and develop plans to pressure local members of parliament.The mee ...


22.01.2013

Media Advisory: Sault Ste. Marie Town Hall Exposes Local Impact of Government Cuts to Services and Democratic Rights

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- Outraged at the McGuinty governments' deep cuts to social programs and the recent attack on the democratic rights of education workers, Sault community members will be gathering on Wednesday, January 23 for a public town hall meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to discuss the impact of job loss and public service cuts in their communities and develop plans to pressure local members of parliament.The mee ...


21.01.2013

Cut $1 Billion From Foreign Aid Budget, SJC Says

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- The Social Justice Committee of Montreal (SJC) suggests that Canada should withhold financial support from the World Bank until there is assurance that the funding complies with Canadian law. Since 1975 the SJC has been engaged in education and advocacy on human rights and economic development.The SJC argues that the funding to the World Bank does not comply with the 2008 Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, which requires consiste ...


21.01.2013

Ontario Liberals to Face Largest Protest Yet at #J26Rally: Over 100 Buses Booked and More are Rolling in Daily

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/13 -- With its Leadership Convention only a week away, the public backlash against the Ontario Liberal Party shows no signs of abating. The protest scheduled for 1:00 pm on the Saturday of the Convention promises to be the largest the party has faced since taking office in 2003.So far, over 100 buses from scores of communities and every corner of the province are scheduled to join thousands of protesters who will be thronging to the rally by foot, trans ...


19.01.2013

Ontario Liberals to Face Largest Protest Yet at #J26Rally: Over 100 Buses Booked and More are Rolling in Daily

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- With its Leadership Convention only a week away, the public backlash against the Ontario Liberal Party shows no signs of abating. The protest scheduled for 1:00 pm on the Saturday of the Convention promises to be the largest the party has faced since taking office in 2003.So far, over 100 buses from scores of communities and every corner of the province are scheduled to join thousands of protesters who will be thronging to the rally by foot, trans ...


18.01.2013

Advisory: Niagara Town Hall Exposes Local Impact of Government Cuts to Services and Democratic Rights

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/12/13 -- Outraged at the McGuinty governments' deep cuts to social programs and the recent attack on the democratic rights of education workers, Niagara community members will be gathering on Saturday, January 12 for a public town hall meeting. The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to discuss the impact of job loss and public service cuts in their communities and develop plans to bring pressure to bear on local members of pa ...


12.01.2013

Advisory: OFL President to Join Chief Spence and Allies in Rally for Justice

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 -- As First Nations leaders prepare to meet with Canada's Prime Minister and Governor General, Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan will show the support of Ontario's labour movement for Canada's Aboriginal community by joining Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, First Nations people, the Idle No More movement and community allies for a rally and march from Ottawa's Victoria Island on Friday."The conditions facing Ab ...


11.01.2013

Advisory: OFL President to Join Chief Spence and Allies in Rally for Justice

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- As First Nations leaders prepare to meet with Canada's Prime Minister and Governor General, Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan will show the support of Ontario's labour movement for Canada's Aboriginal community by joining Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, First Nations people, the Idle No More movement and community allies for a rally and march from Ottawa's Victoria Island on Friday."The conditions facing Ab ...


10.01.2013

Metron Manager to Face Criminal Trial for Toronto High-Rise Fatalities

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour welcomed today's Ontario Court decision that Metron Construction Project Manager Vadim Kazenelson will face a criminal trial for the deaths of four workers and the serious injury of another in 2009."We are delighted that the judge found sufficient evidence to send this case to criminal trial. Four workers are dead due to workplace negligence and, so far, not a single employer has gone to jail," said ...


10.01.2013

Social Justice, Equality and Activism Through Art Are Focus of Academic Symposium Oct. 26 - 27 at Montserrat College of Art

BEVERLY, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 -- Montserrat College of Art -- -- will host a major two-day academic symposium on , featuring a keynote speech and workshops by the anonymous, feminist-activist collective Guerrilla Girls, in and around the Montserrat Campus, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA.An accompanying exhibit, , is on view in all Montserrat College of Art Galleries through Dec. 15.Internationally renowned , artists and academics from across the US will approach the topic of art and a ...


16.10.2012

Affordable, accessible childcare must be publicly funded, says OFL

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/17 -- Following today''s announcement on childcare, the OFL is calling on the government to ensure public funding for all childcare spaces in Ontario."There''s no doubt that creating a system of affordable childcare requires public investment," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "Families across this province are struggling to make ends meet. Affordable childcare, if it is publicly funded provides quality care for chil ...


06.06.2017

Press conference: new initiative from the OFL on helping prevent domestic and sexual violence from Ontario Federation of Labour

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/21/16 -- One day before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and with Bill 26, Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016 before the legislature, The Ontario Federation of Labour will hold a press conference announcing an initiative to support domestic and sexual violence survivors in the workplace, and help prevent domestic and sexual violence.The OFL will make paid leave for survivo ...


21.11.2016

Tuesday: OFL Joins CUPW to Rally for Pensions, Pay Equity and Fairness

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/08/16 -- Since the beginning of this year, 18,000 members of the Ontario Federation of Labour whom work for Canada Post have unjustifiably been without a contract and have been locked in drawn-out negotiations over equal pay for rural postal workers, job security and pension structure.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and the Ontario Federation of Labour''s Secretary Treasurer Patty Coates will rally with postal workers, in Toronto, to ...


08.08.2016

Ontario Budget Throws Public Services Under the Infrastructure Bus

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/16 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Chris Buckley welcomed the thawing of the freeze on hospital funding and improvements to access for college and university students, but warned that these modest program improvements in certain sectors were being paid for by across-the-board cuts to others. Moreover, against public outcry, the Wynne government has held the line on austerity cuts and hydro privatization in order to fund its infrastr ...


25.02.2016

No One With a Disability Should Be Made to Feel Invisible

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/03/15 -- December 3 marks the United Nations'' International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the UN, persons with disabilities make up 15 percent of the world''s population and it is estimated that one quarter of the global population is directly affected by disability, as caregivers or family members. According to Statistics Canada, about 3.8 million Canadians (13.7 percent) reported having a disability in 2012."Th ...


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