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.
NL Federation of Labour Convention November 15th - 17thTuesday, September 22nd 2015
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour will be holding its annual Convention at the Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL, on November 15th – 17th, 2015. As space is limited, please ensure your registrationis forwarded to the NLFL office by the deadline of November 1st, 2015. You can download the updated convention agenda here. If you have any questions please contact the NLFL office at 709 754 1660.
NLFL President Mary Shortall's Labour Day MessageThursday, September 3rd 2015
On Labour Day, we celebrate workers in our province, including the 65,000 unionized members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. Their hard work and continued dedication makes our economy work in every community throughout our vast province. You can read the complete message here.
Canada’s Top Labour Leaders Call on Premiers to Show the Unity and Leadership Harper Has Failed to DeliverWednesday, July 15th 2015
While the Premiers gather for their annual Council of the Federation meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the presidents of Canada’s provincial and territorial labour federations are hosting parallel meetings where jobs, pensions, childcare, health care and climate change are the big-ticket items. However, with a federal election scheduled for October 19, 2015, this meeting of the Council of the Federation is the last opportunity for Canada’s Premiers to establish a national consensus and raise expectations on any party vying to form government. Read the full media release here.