What If Canadians Made a Better Choice on October 19Thursday, September 24th 2015
NL Federation of Labour Convention November 15th - 17thTuesday, September 22nd 2015
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour will be holding its annual Convention at the Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL, on November 15th – 17th, 2015. As space is limited, please ensure your registrationis forwarded to the NLFL office by the deadline of November 1st, 2015. You can download the convention can here. If you have any questions please contact the NLFL office at 709 754 1660.
NL Federation of Labour President Welcomes Proposed Changes to Employment Insurance From Federal NDP PartyWednesday, September 23rd 2015
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall welcomes the proposed changes to the current employment insurance (EI) system from New Democratic Party (NDP) Leader Tom Mulcair. You can read the full release here.
NLFL President Mary Shortall's Labour Day MessageThursday, September 3rd 2015
On Labour Day, we celebrate workers in our province, including the 65,000 unionized members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. Their hard work and continued dedication makes our economy work in every community throughout our vast province. You can read the complete message here.
Canada’s Top Labour Leaders Call on Premiers to Show the Unity and Leadership Harper Has Failed to DeliverWednesday, July 15th 2015
While the Premiers gather for their annual Council of the Federation meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the presidents of Canada’s provincial and territorial labour federations are hosting parallel meetings where jobs, pensions, childcare, health care and climate change are the big-ticket items. However, with a federal election scheduled for October 19, 2015, this meeting of the Council of the Federation is the last opportunity for Canada’s Premiers to establish a national consensus and raise expectations on any party vying to form government. Read the full media release here.
What is Privatization and Why Does it Matter? An NLFL Fact Sheet!Thursday, June 25th 2015
After decades of experimentation with privatization in different forms across Canada, the data is clear. On average it fails to deliver on its promises: in economic terms, in quality and access to services, in quality and quantity of jobs, and in transparency and accountability. Download the NLFL's fact sheet on privatization here.
Privatization: What it is, Why it Matters. NLFL President Mary Shortall's OP-ED Piece from The Telegram June 23Tuesday, June 23rd 2015
With oil prices down, an aging population, and high unemployment the conservative government of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking for a silver bullet to cut costs for public services and infrastructure. Their sights are settling on privatization to be that silver bullet. What is privatization? In its most narrow sense, privatization is the whole or partial sale of public services and/or infrastructure. It can include the sale of assets, functions or the entire institution. With privatization, the service or infrastructure becomes funded and/or run by a private corporation. you can download the entire OP-ED here.