Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

September 01, 2017 12:30 ET

Media Advisory: OFL Officers to speak in Toronto, Kingston, and Thunder Bay this Labour Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 1, 2017) - This Labour Day Ontario Federation of Labour officers will be speaking to workers across the province.

"Our fight for decent work is province-wide. Workers across Ontario have worked hard for the gains we have made on decent work and we want to take this day to celebrate and to push forward on the amendments that are needed in Bill 148 if workers are to secure the conditions for decent work across Ontario," said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley.

OFL officers will be speaking in Toronto, Kingston, and Thunder Bay.

Toronto:
When: September 4, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Ontario
Speaker: Chris Buckley, President, Ontario Federation of Labour
Thunder Bay:
When: September 4, 2017 at 12:00 to 1:00 pm.
Where: Current River Park, Cumberland Street South
Speaker: Patty Coates, Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour.
Kingston:
When: September 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (following the parade)
Where: McBurney Park
Speaker: Ahmad Gaied, Executive Vice-President, Ontario Federation of Labour

Please join the OFL to celebrate our wins and prepare to work in solidarity for decent work.

The OFL's www.MakeItFair.ca campaign takes on issues of inequality in the workforce, and coincides with the province's "Changing Workplaces Review." The campaign gives voice to unions' demands for across-the-board changes to the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act that would improve standards for every worker and make it easier for them to join a union.

The OFL represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.OFL.ca and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Information

  • Meagan Perry
    Director of Communications
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    416-894-3456
    mperry@ofl.ca