The NLFL Joins With Other Labour and Community Groups from Across the Country in Calling: 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.
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour elects new PresidentFriday, October 4th 2013At a meeting of their Executive Council yesterday, the NLFL elected long time union activist Mary Shortall as their new President. Read the full press release here.
CLC Endorses Consumer Boycott of Labatt ImportsMonday, August 19th 2013
The Canadian Labour Congress has endorsed a national consumer boycott against a number of imported brands of Labatt beer and is calling on the company to return to the bargaining table. Read the full press release here.