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The Rise Up! CLC Human Rights Conference brings our movement's diverse activists and allies together in a unique space for forward-thinking strategies and skills. Rise Up! will explore ways to renew the labour movement, celebrate our diversity, and better understand the changing nature of work.

Together we will empower and engage workers to build a stronger movement based on equity and inclusion, and to be inspired by innovation and creativity.

The conference will be held on the Algonquin Anishinabek territory at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario from October 20 to 23, 2016.

The Ontario Federation of Labour will hold an important one-day conference, to address new legislative changes in Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) as they relate to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters. The conference will convene at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the OFL Building, 15 Gervais Drive, Toronto.

After months of stalling, Minister Judy Foote finally met with National President Robyn Benson on August 19 to discuss the on-going problems with the Phoenix pay system. At the meeting, Benson told the Minister to commit to providing the necessary resources to fix the Phoenix, and apologize to the affected workers.

PSAC National President Robyn Benson and Government Services Union President Donna Lackie visited workers at the Miramichi Pay Centre and held a town hall meeting to hear the members’ concerns.

Pay centre workers talked about the “host of issues” that are causing pay problems. Problems with the software, inadequate training, incomplete information from government departments, and understaffing have all led to a backlog of more than 80,000 federal workers being improperly paid.

At 4:30 on Friday morning, after four years of negotiations, our bargaining team finally reached a Tentative Agreement with the CRA. Our bargaining team unanimously recommends ratification of our new agreement.

Highlights of our tentative agreement