The Ontario Federation of Labour, which represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario has issued an official boycott declaration of Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc. (CNH), effective immediately.
The boycott is in support of the workers at the Rainforest Café, who have been seeking a first collective agreement with their employer for over a year.Read more
The most recent OFL President's report has an excellent feature article in on how the labour movement stopped Tim Hudak's plan to bring US-style anti-labour laws to Ontario:
The Waterloo Regional Labour Council was a vital part of this province-wide movement. We held an anti-Hudak rally in Kitchener on April 7th that attracted 300 labour activists and prepared our local unions for the provincial election. When the write dropped on May 2nd, we were ready.
Over 60 union leaders attended the May 13 Labour Council meeting to discuss where we would focus our efforts for the June 12th election. We united behind the campaign of the NDP's Catherine Fife in Kitchener-Waterloo, and put substantial efforts into defeating Conservative candidates in the other three Waterloo Region ridings. Now we need to keep the Liberal government accountable for their promises!Read more
When workers get together and stand up for fairness, they get results. Together, working people have won decent wages, safer workplaces,fair treatment and benefits like paid vacation time, job training, and insurance coverage for things like glasses, dental care, and medicine that keep them healthy and productive.
They didn’t stop there. What they got at work, they got for everybody else by standing together and demanding more from the people they elected to boards, councils and legislatures. That’s how we all got some of the things most of us take for granted today – minimum wages, statutory holidays, paid vacation time, public health insurance, public pensions, weekends, etc.
Together, working people built Canada’s middle class and created a country with fairness as one of its fundamental values.
Click here for details on all this from the Canadian Labour Congress.