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Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour President Mary Shortall says Budget a Missed OpportunityFriday, May 1st 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour President Mary Shortall said that the PC Government missed an opportunity to address the revenue issues facing the province due to past tax cuts and declining oil revenue.  You can read the news release here and download the accompanying fact sheet here.

Public Services - People Before Profit DemonstrationFriday, May 1st 2015

Come join the labour movenment and concerned citizens tell government loudly And clearly that cutting and privatizing the public sector and our public services hurts everyone.  Download the poster here.

Where: Confederation Building East Block

When: Noon, Tuesday May 5th 


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.