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"It's time for a change and you can be a part of it!" Wednesday, April 29th 2015

This fall we'll elect a new government but it will require hard work and focus. Join us at the Time for Change tour event in St. John's to pick up materials, meet other labour activists in your community and learn how we'll build a better Canada. Please see our attached poster, for circulation among other labour activists.

DATE: Thursday, May 14, 2015 TIME: 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Comfort Inn St-John's Airport, Plaza Ballroom, 106 Airport Road, St. John's NL To Register On-line:



National Day of Mourning for Workers Who Have Been Killed or Injured at Work - NLFL Demands More Action on Work-Related DeathsTuesday, April 28th 2015

On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, the NL Federation of Labour remembers the over 900 hundred Canadian workers who die each year as a result of a work-related injuries or illness.  You can read the full news release here.

Now is Not the Time for Public Sector CutsTuesday, April 28th 2015

NLFL President Mary Shortall says that positions lost through attrition and layoffs over time have a negative impact on the public sector, public services, and the overall economy. “When these jobs are eliminated, the remaining public sector employees are left to try and provide the same vital public services with fewer staff and resources,” says Shortall. “Simply put, this decision is both short-sighted and a deterrent to economic growth in the province.”  You can read the news release here.

Federal Budget Fails to Provide Needed Stimulus For Economy or Average CanadiansWednesday, April 22nd 2015

Yesterday’s Federal Budget did not deliver the economic stimulus that Canada needed to create jobs, boost economic growth, and make Canadians feel better about their future. Rather, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall contends that the budget was designed to create an artificial surplus.  Read the full release here.

National Day of Mourning -April 28, 2015 - Workers' Health and Safety Matters MostFriday, April 17th 2015

Today we Mourn, Tomorrow we Organize, is the message from NLFL President, Mary Shortall.  Read her full message here.

Federation of Labour President Mary Shortall thanks NLNDP Leader Lorraine Michael for her contribution and dedication to working people and their families. Wednesday, January 7th 2015

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) paid tribute to the work of outgoing New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Lorraine Michael thanking for her for long-standing commitment to issues affecting all workers in Newfoundland and Labrador.  You can read the full press release here.

NLFL And CCPA-NS Release Research Paper: "Great Expectations - Opportunities And Challenges For Young Workers In Newfoundland And Labrador"Wednesday, January 7th 2015

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia (CCPA–NS) have released an important research paper outlining the opportunities and challenges facing young workers in our province - you can download the report here along with the accompanying media release here.