The Canadian Labour Council Indigenous Lobby Day 2023 (October 3) – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Delegate Positions

In 2019, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) held its first-ever Indigenous Lobby Day on Parliament Hill, which brought together 129 participants from 21 different union affiliates to meet with 78 Members of Parliament and Senators in Ottawa. Settler and Indigenous activists stood together to call for action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit […]

The advantages of unionization are obvious, so why don’t more workers join unions?

It’s well established that unionized workers earn better wages and have better benefits than their non-union counterparts. Unionized workers also experienced much greater levels of job security during the COVID-19 pandemic. But if the advantages of union membership are so obvious, why are fewer than one in three workers in Canada unionized? https://theconversation.com/the-advantages-of-unionization-are-obvious-so-why-dont-more-workers-join-unions-164475

Provincial Pride 2023

OSSTF/FEESO is pleased to be able to continue its support of province-wide Pride celebrations. Recognition and support of 2SLGBTQI+ Members, students, families, and communities are an important part of the solidarity work done by OSSTF/FEESO and other labour organizations. As plans for local Pride celebrations across the province are announced, you are encouraged to get […]

World Education Support Personnel Day – May 16

World Education Support Personnel Day (ESP Day) was launched in connection with Education International’s (EI) first-ever ESP Conference in 2018, following the adoption of the ESP Resolution at the 7th World Congress in 2015. The Conference endorsed a declaration on the rights and status of education support personnel, calling for its application worldwide. https://osstfupdate.ca/2023/05/01/world-education-support-personnel-day-may-16/

2023 Education Week

To: Presidents and All Members From: Domenic Bellissimo, Interim Associate General Secretary – Professional Services For Action May 1 – 5, 2023 is Education Week in Ontario. This year, OSSTF/FEESO is celebrating Education Week and our theme is “Public Education Works”. Education Week highlights how our members (as individuals or as a whole) have gone […]

Ford Government Education Legislation Does Little to Support Students

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release: Monday, April 17, 2023 Ford Government Education Legislation Does Little to Support Students TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is responding to the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act tabled today by the Ford government. “The legislation announced today has very little in terms of supports […]


To: Presidents and All Members From: Karen Littlewood, President For Information On average, women must work 15.5 months to earn what a man does in 12 months. That is why Tuesday, April 4, 2023, is commemorated as Equal Pay Day in Ontario. This date symbolizes the number of extra days women must work to make […]