Ontario Federation of Labour
CLICK HERE for the Ontario Federation of Labours' latest updates on issues such as racism, injured workers, Ontario budgets, and the gender wage gap.
For OFL Action Plan click here.
Our primary goal is to protect and improve our public health care system. We work to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act. Click here to read more.
Is This the Ontario We Want?
Keep Hydro Public
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Liberal MPPs across our province have moved to sell shares of Hydro One, a public asset that belongs to us all. Bought and paid for with our taxes, Hydro One generates hundreds of millions every year for schools, hospitals and other vital public institutions and services in our communities.
ANTI-HYDRO PRIVATIZATION CAMPAIGN
Ontario’s New Democrats have launched a new website – youpaytheprice.ca – as part of our aggressive, multi-platform, anti-hydro privatization campaign.
See auditor general's report here.
Young Workers' Committee: Take Action! Get Involved! Be Heard! (see under Committees)
COPE Ontario’s Young Workers’ Alliance is bring together the strength of young workers. We are looking for individuals who are 30 years old and under, who want to face the issues affecting us.
TAKING ACTION ON POVERTY
CLICK HERE for link to Huffington Post article on poverty.
What should you do if you miss work due to illness or injury?
NEWS AND UPDATES
Click above to get instructions for the upcoming nomination process for elections.
ATTENTION YOUNG WORKERS (35 AND UNDER)
The Young Workers Alliance Slo-Pitch Team is now actively recruiting players for the upcoming 2017 season in the LHSC Slo-Pitch League.
If you are interested in being part of this awesome team (Defending "B" Champions), please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating International Women's Day
International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. To view the website, click here.
Executive board is accepting written submissions for constitutional changes and amendments.
Written submissions must be received no later than January 31st, 2017. Please refer to existing constitution for language and forward all submissions to Valerie Roberts-Francis.
Click here to view the constitution.
Prevention Link Workshop
One day workshop on Disability Prevention Strategies and how a safe and successful Return-To-Work.
Click below for event details.
To register, please contact Jim Yurkiw, Executive Vice President.
This winter, the Ontario Region of the Canadian Labour Congress will be hosting a week long school at the Unifor Family Education Centre in Port Elgin.
The 2017 Winter School will be running from March5-10, 2017.
Course being offered include:
* Arbitration Advocacy
* Facing Management
* Instructor Training Level 1
* Labour Community Advocate Training Program Level 1
* Member Engagement/Member Action
* Young Workers in Action
Please click here to download the flyer.
If interested in attending, please contact email@example.com.
Waste in Ontario's Health Care Sickening
Click here to read the article in its entirety.
On June 24th, we held our annual Ice Cream Day.
Members enjoyed a day of ice cream and solidarity.
Click here for pics.
Demand Healthcare You Can Count On
It’s time for us to build a healthcare system that puts you first - we need healthcare you can count on.
Click here to sign petition.
Should 39% of voters decide who gets 100% of the power?
In the last two elections, our outdated voting system allowed a party to win 100% of the power with just 39% of the vote. As a result, millions of votes effectively didn’t count and too many Canadian voices aren’t heard in Ottawa.
The solution is simple – if a party gets 39% of the vote, they should get 39% of the seats in our Parliament.
Click here to sign petition.
A FAIR WAGE
Demand a $15 Minimum Wage in Ontario.
Click here to sign petition.
Devastating Hospital Cuts
Click on the file below to learn about devastating hospital cuts and flawed processes for the ninth straight year in a row.
13th Biennial OFL Convention
Whistleblower Report Exposes WSIB Interference in Medical Care: Doctors Allege Injured Workers are Re-Victimized by the Compensation System
Prescription Over-ruled: Report on how Ontario's Work Place and Safety Board systematically ignores the advice of medical professionals. Doctors Allege Injured Workers are Re-Victimized by the Compensation System. To read the full article online go here.
Hundreds of Millions in Home Care Funding Going to Profit, Duplicate Administration, and ‘Impossibly Complex and Bureaucratic’ Home Care System: Auditor’s CCAC Home Care Report
Health Coalition calls for streamlined public home care system & raises questions about lack of transparency in contracted home care companies. To read the full article online go here.
Women's Leadership Summit
This is a unique opportunity for union women to come together with like-minded trade union and community Sisters to share information about skill building, strategy and the incredible opportunities for women in the labour movement.
Where: UNIFOR Family Education Centre 115 Shipley Avenue, Port Elgin
When: Friday March 24 (7:00 pm) to Sunday March 26, 2017 (noon)
For more information, contact Valerie Roberts-Francis.
For an agenda, click here.
COPE 468 Elections 2017
Nominations are now closed for Vice Presidents.
Nominations for the Stewards will be made at the March Unit Meetings.
Annual General Membership Meeting
Date : April 6, 2017
Time: 4:00 Registration opens
5:00 - 8:30 pm Dinner & Meeting
Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn
COPE Ontario Mentorship Training
Cope Ontario is looking for Union members interested in being Union Organizers. Mentorship training will take place January 25 - 29, 2017 in Toronto. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jim Yurkiw at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 519-476-7116.
COPE Ontario AGM October 1,2 Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto.
The two day event was well attended by many locals from across Ontario. One of the many highlights of the weekend was attending the OFL "Rally for Decent Work/Fight for$15 and Fairness".
Click here to see pics:
YWA -Young Workers' Alliance