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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.

NLFL has Mixed Reaction to Provincial BudgetFriday, March 28th 2014

NLFL President Mary Shortall acknowledged that some of the spending announcements in yesterday's budget would benefit the Federation's 65,000 members and their families.  Read the full press release here.

NL Federation of Labour Recognizes International Women's Day, March 8Friday, March 7th 2014

Around the world, millions of sisters are taking the time to celebrate the courageous, determined and feisty women who came before us - the women who fought for our right to vote, the right to have a say over our own bodies, the right to have a job and belong to a union, and the right to demand equality - including the right to be free from violence, and all forms of discrimination.  For the full press release click here.


The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is demanding that 2012 and 2013 Federal Budget measures to Employment Insurance (EI) reforms be scrapped and instead introduce improvements which will benefit unemployed workers and the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador. Read the press release here.

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.