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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 2013

At 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.

NLFL/CLC/SJDLC Labour Day Family Fun Day and PicnicFriday, August 16th 2013

The NL Federation in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress and the St. John's and District Labour Council are hosting a Labour Day Family Fun Day and Picnic On Monday, September 2, 2013.  This event is free and open to the public.  You can view the poster here for details.

Resist the race to the bottom, support local workers, boycott Labatt productsFriday, June 7th 2013

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour – representing 26 affiliated unions, 500 union locals and more than 65,000 working women and men in every sector of the economy - is calling for a boycott of Labatt products brewed, imported and sold in our province. We are respectfully asking for the support of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in this boycott until the workers at the St. John’s Labatt plant get a fair deal. Currently the employer – a multinational corporation - is using replacement workers/strikebreakers to produce beer and is demanding massive concessions from the workers, despite skyrocketing profits.

Solidarity Rally for Striking Labatt Brewery WorkersThursday, May 23rd 2013

Join the NLFL, affilliates and activists on Tuesday May 28th at 12:15 pm as we show our solidarity with striking NAPE members at the Labatt Brewery.  You can download the poster here.