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Injured Workers Deserve a Raise!

Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour Launches Workers Compensation Campaign
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) represents 25 affiliated unions, 500 union locals and 65,000 working women and men in every sector of our economy, in every community in our Province.



For more than 80 years, the NLFL has worked to advance the rights of all working people. We advocate on issues such as occupational health and safety and workers compensation, ‘as worker and human rights. The NLFL also advocates for a strong public sector, improved public services, along with public policy and laws that support our principles of social and economic justice.


‘We Are NL’ is a campaign launched by Common Front NL, a broad based coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlander’s and Labradorians. Together we represent the majority in our province who believe that despite the current fiscal situation, we can and we must have an economy that works for everyone, leaving no one behind.


Injured Workers Pay the Cost Once Again, for Employer Reduction in Workers’ Compensation Assessment Rates

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is outraged at yesterday’s news release from WorkplaceNL , to once again lower the workers’ compensation assessment rates for employers . President Mary Shortall sees no sign from government to increase the percentage of earnings benefits for injured workers , despite many years of appealing to government to act upon the recommendations of the 2013 Statutory Review; especially the recommendation to increase injured workers’ compensation benefits to 85% of net earnings , from 80%.  You can read the full release here.

November 27th, 2017|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Indexing An $11/Hour Minimum Wage Is A Terrible Idea

This statement may seem odd coming from the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL). Labour organizations, and their social justice partners, have been working hard for minimum wage increases for decades.  The problem is the planned increase to $11 – sets the minimum wage at an unacceptably low level – among the lowest in Canada. Only Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, representing 6% of the population of Canada, will have a lower minimum wage.   You can read the full op-ed here.

September 11th, 2017|Latest News, Presidents Blog|


The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) Sector Council Project was established in 2007 to promote and support the development of sector safety councils in the province.