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OFL Launches People’s Budget

The People’s Budget campaign is visiting nine cities across the province and inviting Ontarians to share their ideas for a new approach to addressing our economic, social, and fiscal challenges in person or online at www.thepeoplesbudget.ca.   Read the OFL Green Paper: Towards a People’s Budget As part of the campaign launch, the OFL has…

Scab Watch: The Fight Continues

The Sudbury based Ontario Coalition against Replacement Employees (OCARE) successfully persuaded the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) biennial convention to pass a resolution calling on the Ontario government to ban the use of replacement employees during strikes and lockouts. The resolution also committed the OFL to gather information about the use of replacement employees in…

The Politics of Austerity and How to Fight it

John Clarke of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) on The Politics of Austerity and How to Fight it John Clarke, organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and the raise the social assistance and minimum wage rates campaigns, is speaking in Sudbury on November 2 and 3rd. Wednesday Nov. 2nd: 7pm,  4th Floor…

Support PSAC Campaign to Protect Public Services

Through the OFL, the Public Service Alliance of Canada has asked the labour movement to support the PSAC campaign to protect public services through their online petition to Treasury Board President Tony Clement. The SDLC is pleased to lend its help to the PSAC campaign. Here is the link to the petition: English: http://petition.web.net/psac/node/54 French: http://petition.web.net/psac/node/54/fr PSAC…

SDLC Endorses NDP Candidates

At its regular delegates meeting on September 22nd the Sudbury and District Labour Council unanimously endorsed France Gelinas the NDP incumbent in Nickel Belt and Paul Lowenberg the NDP candidate in Sudbury in the Ontario election on October 6th. “In this election the citizens of Nickel Belt and Sudbury can choose more of the same…

Well Done OPSEU!

The Sudbury and District Labour Council congratulates the members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for reaching a tentative agreement with Ontario’s 24 community colleges after nearly three weeks on strike. This news came after weeks of support from other unions and only 36 hours before the Ontario Federation of Labour and the…

Make Your Vote Count

The Political Action Committee of the Sudbury and District Labour Council urges you to support the campaigns of our two local NDP candidates, France Gélinas in Nickel Belt and Paul Lowenberg in Sudbury. Here are some suggestions for how to make the difference on Oct. 6.  If you have 5 minutes: Ensure you are on…