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Past News and Events!

  • OFL brass allow no discussion on what’s next for Ontario’s labour movement

    OFL brass allow no discussion on what’s next for Ontario’s labour movement by Barry Weisleder   It was a mockery of workers’ democracy.    The zoom conference hosted by the labour bureaucracy on June 20, it’s so-called review of the June 2 Ontario election, along with a look at the future of the unions, allowed […]

  • May 1st – International Workers Day

    International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on May Day (1 May). While it may belong to a tradition of spring festivals, the […]

  • Toronto Sewer Workers Need Strike Mandate

    April 18, 2022 Toronto Sewer Workers Need Strike Mandate by Mark Freeland The current contract for the Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors will end on April 30, 2020. That agreement provided only a 3 to 4 dollar increase to wages and benefits over a 36-month term. The astonishing reality of capitalist-driven inflation: rapidly rising […]

  • LifeLabs couriers and mailroom clerks reach tentative agreement with employer

    OPSEU President Smokey Thomas speaks on March 24, 2022 at a rally for LifeLabs strikers in north Etobicoke. Behind him is the Workers’ Action Movement banner and many supporters of the 160 couriers and mail room clerks who walked on picket lines for nearly two weeks to win a decent collective agreement. March 25, 2022 […]

  • Re-Elect Julius Arscott for OPSEU / SEFPO Executive Board Member for Region 5!

    Elect an honest, trustworthy, hard working activist who has demonstrated his dedication to members in Region 5!  Dear comrades and siblings,    It is with considerable excitement that I inform you I am running for re-election to the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board.  It would be an honour to continue to represent the members of Toronto Region […]

  • OPS Unified Tentative Agreement: Vote NO! Send our bargaining team back to the table to negotiate a better deal!

    Members of the OPS Unified division are being asked to ratify (vote in favour of) a concessionary tentative agreement which has huge implications for our membership, our allies and the working class as a whole.   The tentative agreement imposes a massive wage reduction.  The 1% increase per year over the 3 years of the […]

  • OFL Convention 2021 – the Storm after the Stifling Calm

    by Barry Weisleder Top union officials took advantage of the online nature of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Convention, held from November 2-4, to stifle delegates’ voices and to violate rules of order with careless abandon – until an explosion of rank-and-file anger brought the proceedings to a temporary halt. 907 delegates registered, representing […]

  • Labour Forward OFL 2021 Wrap Up Video by Daniel Tarade

  • A Look Back: Growing support for WAM at OFL 2019 Convention!!!

    It’s undeniable.  The Workers’ Action Movement made a major impact on the Ontario Federation of Labour Convention in Toronto, November 25 – 29, 2019.  We are thrilled with our positive results. WAM played a leading role in defeating a constitution amendment to hold OFL Conventions every 3 years instead of the existing frequency of every […]

  • Yussuff to Senate Shows True Colours of CLC

    by Nick Fast         The June 22 announcement that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed former Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff to the non-elected Senate sent shock waves through the Canadian labour movement. This occurred mere days after the CLC – an organization ostensibly designed to build workers’ strength against the power of Capital – […]