The First Annual Nancy Riche Front Door ForumWednesday, October 22nd 2014
NIKI ASHTON (NDP MP, Critic for the Status of Women) and LANA PAYNE (Atlantic Director, Unifor) Join forces to help launch the first ever…. NANCY RICHE FRONT DOOR FORUM! The Nancy Riche Front Door Forum is an annual public forum to highlight the critical role that women play in our country’s unions and progressive advocacy organizations. Nancy Riche was a great activist and a mentor to many women in the NDP and the labour movement. the forum is on Friday October 24th at the Fluvarium. Admission is free.
Help Us Fight The Federal Conservative's Unconstitutional Attack on Working People - Voice Your Opposition to Bills C377 and C525 Friday, October 17th 2014
Bill C377 is a highly partisan and political attack on the right of freedom of association and free speech in Canada directed at workers and the unions who represent them. Bill 525 is an attack on a workers right to have a union and undermines the stability and balance in Canada’s labour relations system at the federal level. They're asking people to please contact the NL senators (list and letter attached) in writing, and by phone if you can to ask them to vote against these Bills. You can add your own union info and anything else you would like to these generic letters. The contact information for NL senators is here, the letter for C377 here and C525 here.
Mark Your Calendar - NLFL Convention November 23rd - 25thThursday, October 16th 2014
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour will be holding an Issue(s) Based Convention at the Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL, on November 23rd – 25th, 2014. Registration will take place on Sunday, November 23rd, from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and again on Monday, November 24th, 2014, from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. This Issue(s) Based Convention will include guest speakers, panel presentations and workshops. If you require additional information please contact the NLFL Office at 709 754 1660.
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Blasts Canada Post For Cuts to Door-to-Door Delivery in St. John’s and Mount PearlTuesday, October 14th 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall expressed her outrage at yesterday’s announcement by Canada Post to cut door-to-door mail delivery for 29,000 homes and businesses in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. you can read the full press release here.
Leaders call for action to address the crisis with Aboriginal WomenFriday, August 29th 2014
The Presidents of Canada's provincial labour federations are joining growing demands for government action to address the missing and murdered aboriginal women crisis. To read the full press release click here.
Read NLFL President Mary Shortall's Labour Day Message to Affiliates and MembersFriday, August 29th 2014
On behalf of the Executive Council and staff of the NL Federation of Labour, I would like to wish you a safe and happy Labour Day. I encourage you to attend a Labour Day event in your area if you can, where you can help celebrate labour, union members, and everything we bring to our economy. Events will be held this year in St. John’s and Grand Falls – Windsor. you can read the entire message here.
Fine Not Enough Says Federation of Labour PresidentFriday, August 29th 2014
Mary Shortall, the President of the NLFL, is outraged at the recent court ruling that saw Katshechuk Fisheries fined $90,000 for charges relating to the death of a young worker. You can read the full release here.