March 8th – International Women’s Day Tuesday, March 8th 2016
March 8th, is the 107th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD). It is a day when we celebrate the achievements, past and present, of amazing sisters who have done so much to advance women’s equality. Read NLFL President Mary Shortall's letter to affiliates and leadership here.
NLFL Convention Synthesis Report Now AvailableThursday, January 21st 2016
The NLFL's recent convention "Safe at Work: Affirming our Rights and Dignity" proved to be valuable and timely for our affiliates and their members. The synthesis report for the convention can be downloaded here. If you wish to have full electronic copies of the presentations pleae contact the NLFL office at 754 - 1660.
NLFL Holds Lunch and Learn on Mental Health Issues in the WorkplaceMonday, November 16th 2015
The Education Committee of the NLFL recently sponsored a lunch and learn session dealing with mental health issues in the workplace. The session, lead by the Canadian Mental Health Association - NL (CMHA-NL) was extremely well recieved, highly informative and addressed a very important issue that impacts workers and workplaces. You can download the presentation here.
NLFL Presents to The Panel on the Status of Public Education in Newfoundland and Labrador Wednesday, October 28th 2015
One of the key pillars of an equal and equitable society is public education. It plays a major role in reducing poverty, improving physical and mental health, reducing inequality of all forms and increasing participation in the democratic process. You can read the NLFL's submission to the panel here.
NLFL Presents To The Fracking Review Panel In Corner BrookThursday, October 22nd 2015
The NLFL has several concerns about the impact of fracking in the province. With an issue of this magnitude, with so many documented environmental concerns and positions, any panel tasked with listening to what the people of the Province have to say needs to come from an area of knowledge, expertise and experience in areas that will most certainly be impacted. You can read our submission here as well as the presentation.
NLFL Dismayed by Workplace NL Decision to Reduce Assessment RatesThursday, October 15th 2015
On October 14th, Workplace NL announced average assessment rates for employers, to cover workplace injuries, are to be reduced by $0.25 per $100 of assessable payroll. According to Workplace NL, this lower assessment rate is due to record low injury rates. Mary Shortall, President of NLFL, expressed extreme disappointment in the announcement, believing that the decision will result in a loss of millions of dollars of money that could be better spent on improving workplace safety and serving the 13,000 injured workers who are forced to rely on workers compensation for their day-to-day living. you can read the press release here.
NL Federation of Labour President Welcomes Proposed Changes to Employment Insurance From Federal NDP PartyThursday, September 24th 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.