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…

Sudbury’s Union Advantage

For a worker having a union means you get paid better and your workplace is safer and fairer.  This is what the Canadian Labour Congress calls the union advantage but this advantage doesn’t just belong to union members. It benefits everyone. Workers in unions spend their paychecks in the local community and those wages stimulate…

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…

Scab Watch at the OFL

Wyman MacKinnon, John Closs and France Gelinas at the Scab Watch table.   The OFL heard and heeded the clear message from our Labour Council that we need anti-scab legislation in Ontario and we need it now!  

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…