Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

April 15, 2016 07:00 ET

OFL to Join Mississauga Rallies to Make Ontario's Labour Laws Fair

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2016) - Unionized workers and non-unionized workers will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a united campaign for "$15 and Fairness." It is part of a province-wide day of action for labour law reform that is timed to rally public opinion for fairer labour laws in advance of the first report of the Changing Workplaces Review.

In Mississauga, OFL President Chris Buckley will be joining airport workers protesting at the Pearson Airport office of the GTAA and OFL Executive Vice-President Ahmad Gaied will attend a rally at the office of Finance Minister Charles Sousa in Port Credit.

"For over 20 years, Ontario workers and our families have been losing ground because our labour laws are stuck in another era while employers in every sector are making precarious work the new normal in the Ontario workforce," said OFL President Chris Buckley. "We need to fix the law to MAKE IT FAIR for every worker. Today we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make sweeping changes to labour law to raise the minimum wage to $15, lift the standards for every worker and make it easier to join a union."

Protest at the office of Finance Minister Charles Sousa

Friday, April 15, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 120 Lakeshore Rd W, Port Credit

Protest at the GTAA Office (Pearson Airport)

Friday, April 15, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 3111 Convair Dr, Mississauga

Other events and actions will be taking place the same day in: Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, North Bay, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, and Windsor.

The OFL has joined non-unionized workers, students and community groups to form the "Fight for $15 and Fairness" campaign, in solidarity with a movement for better labour laws that is sweeping North America. For more information on the campaign, visit www.15andFairness.org.

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

  • Ontario Federation of Labour
    Joel Duff
    Communications Director
    416-707-0349 (cell)
    jduff@ofl.ca (ENG/FRENCH)