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Union members across the country wear red shirts on Wednesday to show solidarity and to make their voice

Bill Pollock

President, UAW Local 251

Bill 47 Proposes Significant Changes to Ontario Labour and Employment Legislation

October 24, 2018

Ernie Schirru

The Canadian Labour Congress’ Young Workers Department has just published a major new report on young Canadians and the reality of the precarious work they face with low wages, no security and few benefits. Titled Diving Without a Parachute, the report says Canada’s youth are diverse, adaptable and underemployed.

'Decent work is an education issue,' union leader tells reporters at Queen's Park

An Ontario government bill that aims to roll back labour reforms would make life more difficult for precariously-employed university and college students, staff and faculty, says an NDP MPP.

Chris Glover, A Toronto MPP who serves as the Official Opposition's universities critic, urged the provincial government to immediately withdraw Bill 47 on Monday.

THE 1% AGENDA – TORONTO LABOUR COUNCIL STATEMENT

Since 2009, CLIFF (Canadian Labour International Film Festival) has been screening films about workers, the conditions under which they live and work, and related social justice issues, in over 130 locations across Canada. Twenty-five Canadian and international films have been selected for this tenth annual festival from the hundreds submitted.

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

October 27, 2018

 

(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) sends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of a worker in his 40’s who was killed on October 25, 2018, when he was pinned between a tractor trailer and the loading dock at Upper Crust, one of a group of companies owned by Fiera Foods in Toronto’s west end.

October 29, 2018  

The Ontario Federation of Labour maintains office hours Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.