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  • 2014 Labour Day Celebrations

    OSSTF District 15, as a member of both the North Simcoe Muskoka District Labour Council and the Lindsay & District Labour Council, encourages its members to take part in local Labour Day celebrations.

    City of Kawartha Lakes:

    Everyone is welcome to join the Lindsay & District Labour Council at their 19th Annual Labour Day Picnic to celebrate worker's rights, and better working conditions for all.  

    Sunday August 31, 2014 - Old Mill Park (16 Kent Street East, Lindsay)

    Noon - 3pmMusic will be provided by the Harry Peterson Band. There will be a bouncy castle, a dunk tank (with proceeds to support of the United Way), and games for children.  BBQ, beverages, and cake will be provided.

    Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for donation.

    For more information contact the Lindsay & District Labour Council at either 705-324-7841 or ldlcouncil@gmail.com.

    Muskoka Region:

    The North Simcoe Muskoka District Labour Council has decided not to hold their own Labour Day event this year, but encourages you to attend events in Barrie and Toronto.


    5th Annual Labour Day Event - Click here for the event flyer


    Labour Day Parade - Monday September 1, 2014

    Join the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Toronto and York District Labour Council and celebrate Labour Day on the streets of Toronto in "Forging Solidarity for a Better City".  The parade starts at 9:30am sharp.  Click here for maps of the parade route.



  • OSSTF Celebrates Labour Day

    TORONTO, ON - Aug 30 2013 — The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) invites everyone in Ontario to join their 60,000 members in celebrating Labour Day on Monday, September 2. 

    “Labour Day gives us all an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the labour movement for over a century in the interests of all workers in our country,” said OSSTF/FEESO President Paul Elliott.   Read more ...

  • Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year from District President Peter Carroll

    Welcome back to start the 2013-2014 school year.

    On the Labour Day weekend, OSSTF and the other unions which comprise the Canadian Labour Congress will be launching a campaign, Together Fairness Works.  This will be a major campaign which will stretch for many months and will utilize the various forms of media and social media in our society.  In addition, there will be an emphasis upon spreading the message through community events.

    The campaign will stress to union members, the public and the decision makers within government and business the benefits associated with unions.  For members, the stress will be upon the positive impact upon working conditions and compensation achieved by working collectively within a union.  For the general public who do not belong to a union, the campaign will emphasize how unions, in influencing public attitudes and legislation, bring benefits to all workers in promoting higher wages, safer working environments, unemployment benefits, a stronger Canada Pension Plan, universal health care, standard family emergency, pregnancy/parental and compassionate care leaves.

    The campaign will also attack the austerity agenda by illustrating the negative outcomes that inevitably affect working citizens and their families wherever this program is pursued by governments.

    The campaign starts this weekend for members of OSSTF District 15 at two local Labour Day picnics. You are encouraged to bring your families to enjoy the activities of these two community social events:

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  • Transcript & Video of President Paul Elliott's Address at Leadership 2013

    August 15, 2013 — The following is a transcript of President Paul Elliott’s address to over 400 delegates and guests at the Leadership Conference 2013 on Thursday, August 15.

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    Watch the address here.

  • OSSTF President Paul Elliott Gives First State of the Union Address to Local Leaders

    TORONTO, ON - Aug 15 2013 — Paul Elliott, the new President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO), addressed over 400 local leaders and participants at the annual OSSTF/FEESO Leadership Conference this morning at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. In his first address as President, Elliott reflected on the challenges that have faced education workers over the past two years.  Read more ...

  • OSSTF Releases New Mobile App

    August 15, 2013 — The Ontario Secondary School Teacher Federation is pleased to announce the launch of its new mobile app. With its mobile website, Facebook page and Twitter account, the Federation continues to strive to become more accessible to its members.  Read more ...