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NLFL's Submission to M.P. Scott Armstrong regarding the Labour Market Development AgreementsTuesday, July 8th 2014

Our Federation is pleased to make this submission on the future of Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA's) and providing input into shaping how these agreements help build healthy labour markets across our country.  To read the full submission click here.

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Demands Federal Government Take Action On National Aboriginal DayFriday, June 20th 2014

NLFL President Mary Shortall is calling on governments to advance real actions in important Aboriginal areas, such as education, skills development, economic development, employment, health care, housing, the right to cultural conservation and restoration, and access to safe drinking water.  Read the press release here.

Bill 22 signals setback in Labour Relations - Labour vows to fight backFriday, June 6th 2014

The latest attack on worker rights by the PC government, supported by the entire Liberal caucus, will set labour relations back in the Province, says Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour.  Read the full press release here.

CLC President Hassan Yussuff urges NL Government to Withdraw Bill 22 and to Consult with all Labour Market StakeholdersThursday, June 5th 2014

Introduced without notice and consultation, this Bill represents a false solution to a non-existent problem facing employers and employees of Newfoundland and Labrador.  You can read the letter here.

NLFL Slams Attack on Labour Rights by PC GovernmentWednesday, June 4th 2014

The PC government has capitulated to the interests of the business lobby, taken a page out of the Harper government’s handbook on workers’ rights and double-crossed the labour movement with today’s proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act, said President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) Mary Shortall.   You can read the full press release here.

NLFL President Mary Shortall Addresses Delegates at the 2014 NDP Provincial Convention Tuesday, May 20th 2014

You can downland President Shortall's speaking notes here - where she addressed the delegates on important issues such as minimum wage, retirement security, anti-scab legislation and other important issues.

National Day of Mourning April 28th, Mourn for the Dead Fight for the LivingMonday, April 28th 2014

Each year, on April 28th, the Canadian labour movement remembers those who have lost their lives, been injured or became ill because of their work. Last year in Newfoundland and Labrador, 30 workers died ‐ 5 at work from workplace accidents and 25 as a result of occupational diseases. Almost 4000 workers were injured on the job. This stark reality means that despite progressive OHS laws and regulations, we need to continue to push for stronger enforcement, training and education. Read more here.