The Ontario Federation of Labour continues their province wide campaign calling on all union members, leaders, retirees and activists to defeat the Conservative’s attack on workers’ rights. The Hamilton-Region campaign meeting was held on April 10, 2014, at the Liuna Station Banquet Hall.
It is a stark reality that Ontario could become a right-to-work jurisdiction within months, said OFL President Sid Ryan. So the OFL in co-operation with the CLC, labour councils and affiliates are using this opportunity to reach out to as many people as possible and inform them on the truths of the labour movement.
“Mr. Hudak’s entire platform is centred on dismantling the labour movement to clear the way for a low-wage economy,” said OFL President Sid Ryan.
Ontario Progressive Conservative leader, Tim Hudak’s plan to bring right-to-work laws into Canada would see paying dues become optional for all union members, even though those who opt out will still receive the same benefits as paying members.
The OFL calls this attack, “the biggest challenge our unions have ever faced.”
A 5-Step Guide to defeating anti-worker laws details the campaign strategy. It is focused on connecting with members and affirming the value of union membership.
The OFL represents 54 unions and one million workers – the plan is to speak with everyone.