The St John’s Board of Trade Claim That Ontario’s Minimum Wage Increase Reduced Employment is Inaccurate
As the Board of Trade knows, employment tends to fall after the holidays, and did so in most provinces. Including provinces where the minimum wage did not increase on January 1st: Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Read the full letter here.
NLFL Welcomes the Introduction of Legislation to Modernize the Residential Tenancies Act and Recognize the Impact on Victims of Domestic Violence
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) commends Minister Gambin-Walsh, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Government for today’s announcement to amend the “Residential Tenancies Act”; and for recognizing the importance of ensuring that victims of domestic violence are able to terminate their rental agreements, without fear of financial penalties. You can read the entire release here.
Day one of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) concluded as 200 delegates celebrated gains made and discussed upcoming challenges for workers. Activists and labour leaders from across Canada talked about gains in labour reform in their provinces that more adequately reflect the realities faced by today’s workers and unions. You can read the full release here.
IOC’s Response to Striking Workers, Reinforces the Need for Progressive Labour Legislation in Newfoundland & Labrador
The impasse in collective bargaining between the United Steelworkers Local 5795 and the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), now into its sixth week, further highlights the need for better labour laws in our province, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL). NLFL President, Mary Shortall, is concerned about IOC’s response; and the ability of current labour legislation to protect the rights of all workers, especially when they are dealing with wealthy, multi-national corporations, whose profits for the most part leave the province. Read the full release here.