April 28th is a solemn day for workers, as we gather to remember workers who have died through workplace incidents or occupational disease. We recognize and are saddened by the pain and suffering felt by families and loved ones. Read the statement from NLFL President Mary Shortall here.
April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Across our province local unions and district labour councils have organized ceremonies of remembrance where workers, friends and families of fallen workers, employers and community representatives will gather to recognize the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.
While yesterday’s provincial budget demonstrated that the collective voice of labour, community and citizens does make a difference, the province is not out of the woods yet. “Our vision for the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) economy is based on a real jobs strategy, including green jobs, investment in our communities, and in local and small, medium business – not just attraction of big foreign-owned corporations,” said Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President, Mary Shortall. you can read the full release here.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) Stands in Solidarity with Journalist Justin Brake.
The union movement has always been on the frontline of supporting and advancing basic rights, such as the right to organize and form a union, and the right to strike. Equally, we fully support other fundamental human rights, including the right to peaceful protest and the right of freedom of the press. You can read the NLFL’s statement in support of Journalist Justin Brake at http://bit.ly/2n7hn6o