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Budget 2015 is Bad for the Economy - Read our Budget AnalysisFriday, May 1st 2015

Budget 2015 was an opportunity for the provincial government to reverse the 2007 and 2010 tax cuts that mainly benefitted higher income brackets, and to maximize revenues in order to maintain public sector jobs and programs at a time when they are most needed. The Conservative government chose not to fully maximize revenues and instead to eliminate 1400 jobs over five years.  You can read the budget factsheet here


"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.