First was his decision in the mid-1980s to expand the OFL
executive to include a position for the Left Caucus.
(35) On 10 February, a rally of about 300 supporters was held, with the strikers praised and feted by speakers including OFL
president David Archer, who concentrated on the injunction issue.
Leading up to the 1995 OFL
convention, factions of the trade union leaderships held to two main strategic sessions on how to respond to the Harris government.
That it has not been embraced by the OFL
or its affiliated unions is beyond question.
The Canadian Director of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) - whose TTC membership, for the most part, didn't cross picket lines on October 25th-understated the problem in a letter to OFL
: "[T]he Days of Action campaign is increasing the divisions within the labour movement, not building unity."
This split in the labour bureaucracy in Ontario, fought out in the upper echelons of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL
), is of fundamental importance.
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But the chant wasn't in vain: it did drown out another long-winded speech by OFL
President Gord Wilson.
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At the start of the Ontario Federation of Labour's (OFL
) convention in November, thousands rallied against Bill 7, the new Tory "right-to-work" legislation that replaced the NDP's labour law.
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