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NLFL President Mary Shortall Presents at Provincial Pre-Budget ConsultationsFriday, February 14th 2014

Federation President Mary Shortall presented the NLFL's position on a number of key items in advance of the provincial budget, including advocating for enhanced public childcare, movement away from austerity and the restoration of the Family Violence Intervention Court.  You can download the submission here.

NLFL Submission to the Federal Pre Budget ConsultationsThursday, January 16th 2014

We believe Canada needs a budget thats builds and strengthens our commitment to social programs and public services.  Read more of the submission here.

NLFL Presents to the Council of Atlantic Premiers Advisory Panel on Recent Changes to the EI SystemThursday, January 16th 2014

The NLFL presented to the Council of Atlantic Premiers Advisory Panel on recent changes to the EI system, the impacts on seasonal workers and industries in Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada.  You can read the submission here and view the presentation here.

NLFL President Mary Shortall's Speaking Notes from CUPW's Town Hall MeetingWednesday, January 15th 2014

Canada Post, and the federal government, both told us, that the reason for cutting services, raising the price of stamps, and cutting 6,800 was so that Canada Post would not become a burden on the taxpayer because of "continued losses".  Read President Shortall's response here.


NLFL President - Cuts to Canada Post Not The Only OptionFriday, December 13th 2013

The NLFL believes that the recent cuts and rate hikes announced by Canada Post will have a negative impact, not only by the loss of 8,000 workers in our ecomony, but on average Canadians as well.  Read the full press release here.  President Mary Shortall also forwarded a letter to the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister Responsible for Canada Post to express the NLFL's concerns over the job cuts and rate hikes.  You can download the letter here.

NLFL President responds to recent telegram article regarding changes to the Labour Relations Act, supporting government's action to implement card based certification Thursday, December 12th 2013

Newfoundland and Labrador, like 5 other jurisdictions in this Country now has a card‐ based certification process. This allows workers to exercise their legal right to join a union by signing a card. You can download the letter here.

Challenges Facing Young Workers in NL Today Discussed at NLFL ConventionThursday, December 5th 2013

CCPA Education Director presented a paper to delegates at the first Trienniel NLFL Convention entitled "Young workers in Newfoundland and Labrador: Sinking, swimming, or treading water? "  You can download the paper here and her presentation here.