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“The UAW fully supports this $20 million dollar investment at the GM Romulus plant and encourages more of this in the future.

JOINT STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT GARY JONES AND UAW VICE PRESIDENT TERRY DITTES ON GM HAMTRAMCK ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTINUED OPERATION

'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.

October 28, 2018                                                                                                                                                                  

Union members across the country wear red shirts on Wednesday to show solidarity and to make their voices heard by management in a small way. The practice was started by the Communication Workers of America who wear red on Thursdays in order to honor Gerry Hogan, a member who was killed while on the picket line. The practice has taken on even more significance with recent attacks on workers' rights by legislatures across the country.