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Join the campaign to change Ontario’s outdated labour laws to make it fair for everyone.

Ontario workers are increasingly trapped in precarious part-time, temporary, contract and subcontracted jobs, as employers
in every sector drive down wages and working conditions.

Today, we have a once-in-a-generation chance to make sweeping changes to Ontario’s labour laws.

Ontario’s outdated labour law is failing to protect workers ...

It’s time to MAKE IT FAIR!

  • Upcoming events

    MIF Training

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Where: via Webinar

    Are you worried about work prospects for your children? Do you need better treatment at work? Ontario is reviewing its employment and labour laws for the first time in over 25 years.

    Join the Ontario Federation of Labour, former speechwriter for Jack Layton, Audra Williams, and storytelling coach, Erin Rodgers, for one of three trainings that will teach you to:

    • Talk to your MPPs to win changes to employment laws in the province

    • Use scientifically proven structures to shape your personal experiences into dynamic stories

    • Instantly create connection and build rapport with politicians

    • Shape the stories that spread the message of your campaign like wildfire

    Why now?

    We are at a critical juncture in the review that is happening of all employment laws. We expect recommendations for legislation to come out around this time.

    We will be preparing to meet MPPs at their local offices the entire week of May 23 and we plan to deliver all our decent work postcards there. If you have postcards filled out, please send them back to the OFL by May 15.

    Everyone is welcome!

    Province-Wide Briefing Call on Changing Workplaces Review Recommendations

    When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Where: via Conference Call

    The Changing Workplaces Review final recommendations are out!  In partnership with the $15 and Fairness campaign, we are holding an emergency province-wide briefing call.

    We will be reviewing the recommendations in some detail. There are indications that we may also be reviewing legislation tabled by the government as soon as next week!

    If you want to know what’s up, get on the call.

    As the Ontario Federation of Labour stated in our recent press release, the recommendations are an important first step in updating outdated employment and labour laws, but they do not go far enough. It is now in the hands of government to legislate decent work for all Ontarians. There is room for legislation to go further so we need to ACT NOW! We need to make it easier to join a union for all workers, not just some, and we need to raise the floor for all workers, including legislate a $15 minimum wage.

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    The Ontario government is currently reviewing the province’s employment laws. That means we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring in sweeping changes and create the Ontario We Want!

    "Make it Fair" is a campaign of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) to mobilize labour unions to fight for labour law reform, in solidarity with the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign.

    Ontario Federation of Labour
    200-15 Gervais Drive, Toronto, ON  M3C 1Y8

    Tel: 416-441-2731, Email:

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