2013 NLFL Convention DateMonday, June 3rd 2013The NLFL's annual convention is scheduled for December 2 - 4, 2013 and will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's, NL. The convention call will be forwarded to all affilliates in early September. If you require additional information please do not hesitate to contact the NLFL at 754-1660
NLFL First Triennial Convention UnderwayTuesday, December 3rd 2013The NLFL's first triennial convention is in full swing - be sure to check out our face book page and follow us on twitter @nlfl_labour. you can download a copy of NLFL's paper "Young workers in Newfoundland and Labrador: Sinking, swimming, or treading water?" here.
Response to Op-Ed from Federal Minister Kellie Leitch, "Changes to make labour laws better - But for Whom?"Thursday, November 28th 2013NLFL President Mary Shortall responds to federal minister's op-ed piece sent to local papers on changes to federal labour laws. You can read her letter here
NLFL President thanks Finance Minister Tom Marshall for continued support of CPP changes.Friday, November 15th 2013As the President of the NLFL, and on behalf of our 65,000 union members and their families in this province, I would like to thank you for publicly reaffirming your continued support of an enhanced CPP as the best option to ensure retirement security for all citizens. Read full press release here.
The NLFL Joins With Other Labour and Community Groups from Across the Country in Calling on the Federal Government to Scrap Changes to the EI SystemTuesday, November 5th 2013
Canadian workers and employers currently fund the Employment Insurance program in its entirety. At its core, EI recognizes unemployment as a societal and economic problem – not an individual one. Rather than gut the system, Coalition groups are calling for improvements that would adapt the program to Canada’s changing workforce and economy. You can read the joint statement here and also view the list of signatories here
Provincial Government's Action on Minimum Wage Falls ShortTuesday, November 5th 2013
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour is very disappointed at Friday’s announcement by the provincial government to raise minimum wages by only 25 cents in October, 2014 and again by 25 cents in 2015. you can read the press release here.