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The Montreal Massacre 25 Years LaterFriday, December 5th 2014

Twenty five years ago, on December 6th, 1989, a lone gunman, carrying a legal military style firearm, entered l’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and gunned down 14 female engineering students.  It was an act of violence against women that must never fade away from memory as time passes.  Read NLFL President Mary Shortall's statement here.

Keep Newfoundland and Labrador's Economy Strong - NLFL and CCPA Launch Report at ConventionMonday, November 24th 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador: Options for a Strong Economy, by Diana Gibson and Greg Flanagan, and done in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), presents evidence showing that NL’s economy is strong across a range of metrics and spending is on par with where it should be but, revenue shortfalls are a serious concern.  You can download the report here.

NLFL Womens' Committee creates an "Equity Kit". Thursday, November 20th 2014

The NL Federation of Labour's Womens' Committee has created an "Equity Kit".  This Kit offers information about various subjects, that affect mostly women in our society.  Topics range from pay equity to child care to sexism and violence.  You can view the poster for this "Equity Kit" here, it will show you all the topics that are available.  Just call the Federation of Labour to get yours today!

Help Us Fight The Federal Conservative's Unconstitutional Attack on Working People - Voice Your Opposition to Bills C377 and C525 Friday, October 17th 2014

Bill  C377 is a highly partisan and political attack on the right of freedom of association and free speech in Canada directed at workers and the unions who represent them.  Bill 525 is an attack on a workers right to have a union and undermines the stability and balance in Canada’s labour relations system at the federal level.  They're asking people to please contact the NL senators (list and letter attached) in writing, and by phone if you can to ask them to vote against these Bills. You can add your own union info and anything else you would like to these generic letters.  The contact information for NL senators is here, the letter for C377 here and C525 here.

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Blasts Canada Post For Cuts to Door-to-Door Delivery in St. John’s and Mount PearlTuesday, October 14th 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall expressed her outrage at yesterday’s announcement by Canada Post to cut door-to-door mail delivery for 29,000 homes and businesses in St. John’s and Mount Pearl.  you can read the full press release here.

Leaders call for action to address the crisis with Aboriginal WomenFriday, August 29th 2014

The Presidents of Canada's provincial labour federations are joining growing demands for government action to address the missing and murdered aboriginal women crisis.  To read the full press release click here.

Read NLFL President Mary Shortall's Labour Day Message to Affiliates and MembersFriday, August 29th 2014

On behalf of the Executive Council and staff of the NL Federation of Labour, I would like to wish you a safe and happy Labour Day. I encourage you to attend a Labour Day event in your area if you can, where you can help celebrate labour, union members, and everything we bring to our economy. Events will be held this year in St. John’s and Grand Falls – Windsor.  you can read the entire message here.