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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.

NLFL First Triennial Convention UnderwayTuesday, December 3rd 2013

The NLFL's first triennial convention is in full swing - be sure to check out our face book page and follow us on twitter @nlfl_labour.  you can download a copy of NLFL's paper "Young workers in Newfoundland and Labrador: Sinking, swimming, or treading water?" here.

NLFL President Mary Shortall's Address to the Delegates at the NLFL ConventionMonday, December 2nd 2013

President Mary Shortall addressed delegates at the 1st triennial constitutiuonal convention of the NLFL.  You can read her speech here.

Response to Op-Ed from Federal Minister Kellie Leitch, "Changes to Make Labour Laws Better - But for Whom?"Thursday, November 28th 2013

NLFL President Mary Shortall responds to federal minister's op-ed piece sent to local papers on changes to federal labour laws.  You can read her letter here.

NLFL President Thanks Finance Minister Tom Marshall for Continued support of CPP Changes.Friday, November 15th 2013

As the President of the NLFL, and on behalf of our 65,000 union members and their families in this province, I would like to thank you for publicly reaffirming your continued support of an enhanced CPP as the best option to ensure retirement security for all citizens.  Read full press release here.

The NLFL Joins With Other Labour and Community Groups from Across the Country in Calling: Scrap Changes to the EI SystemTuesday, November 5th 2013

Canadian workers and employers currently fund the Employment Insurance program in its entirety. At its core, EI recognizes unemployment as a societal and economic problem – not an individual one. Rather than gut the system, Coalition groups are calling for improvements that would adapt the program to Canada’s changing workforce and economy. You can read the joint statement here and also view the list of signatories here.