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OFL: Ford chooses politics over public safety
February 14, 2022 13:52 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ford government’s plan to prematurely lift public health measures will hurt workers and vulnerable Ontarians, and will place even more stress on a...
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OFL: New poll shows Ontarians overwhelmingly support the call for 10 permanent paid sick days
December 09, 2021 08:00 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New polling data demonstrates overwhelming support for 10 permanent, employer-paid sick days. Eighty per cent of Ontarians surveyed “support the Ontario...
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Ontario Federation of Labour calls Ford government’s refusal to enact permanent paid sick days ‘shameful’
November 24, 2021 15:37 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, in a 46 to 30 vote, Ford’s Conservative government once again blocked a Bill that would have implemented permanent paid sick days for Ontario...
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Frontline workers urge Ontario government to pass Bill 8, urgently legislate 10 paid sick days
November 22, 2021 10:05 ET | Decent Work & Health Network
TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, frontline workers gathered in front of Queen’s Park to call on Premier Ford’s government to pass Bill 8, which would provide 10 paid sick days...
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Health experts to PM Trudeau: Don’t wait 100 days to deliver 10 paid sick days
October 20, 2021 12:45 ET | Decent Work & Health Network
TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One month after the federal election, health workers across Canada called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his election promise of legislating 10...
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Classified as “Contractors,” Gig Workers Need to be Included in BC’s Paid Sick Leave Program
August 18, 2021 15:34 ET | UFCW 1518
NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the provincial government announcing that it is developing a permanent paid sick leave program for all BC workers, UFCW 1518...
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New ad by the Ontario Federation of Labour pledges “We Won’t Forget” the “Doug Ford Disaster”
June 16, 2021 11:00 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) have released a poignant new ad taking aim at Doug Ford’s failures and slamming his handling of the COVID-19...
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UFCW 1518 Disappointed in BC Government's Minimal Paid Sick Leave Announcement
May 12, 2021 10:12 ET | UFCW 1518
NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UFCW 1518 is disappointed in the minimal paid sick day provisions announced by the government of British Columbia. Premier John...
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OFL: Workers need permanent paid sick leave, not the bare minimum
April 28, 2021 19:21 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ontario’s new Worker Income Protection Benefit is a bare minimum response to the longstanding call for paid sick days from labour advocates, unions,...
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OFL: Poll confirms overwhelming support for mandated paid sick days
April 22, 2021 08:00 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- There is overwhelming support for mandated paid sick days, as confirmed by polling data released today. The poll found that 83 per cent of Ontarians...