Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall welcomes Local President Chris Gosse, of the Longshoremen’s Protective Union (ILA) Local 1953, back into the Federation, after a more than 25 year break. you can read the full release here.
It’s the time of year when the less fortunate are on people’s minds. With the highest income and gender inequality in Atlantic Canada, the need for a more equal and fair society is top of our minds at the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL). The new report from the government’s Independent Tax Review Committee is a timely reminder of the need for further public discourse, around options that work for all people in Newfoundland & Labrador (NL). While there is some value in the Report, there are some serious problems. Read the full article here.
Presumptive Mental Health Legislation for Work-Related PTSD a Big Victory for Workers – NL Employers Council Opposition Shameful
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) congratulates the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for announcing changes in legislation that would provide presumptive coverage to work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “This is an important victory for workers in our province who suffer PTSD as a result of work-related trauma. This legislation will mean expedited access to the support and treatment they need,” said NLFL President Mary Shortall. “The fact that this legislation is supported by such a diverse range of unions, associations, organizations, and mental health advocates speaks to its importance.” You can read the full release here.
Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), has expressed outrage at a recent letter sent to MHAs by the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers Council (NLEC) opposing the introduction of presumptive mental health legislation for all workers in Newfoundland and Labrador. You can read the full release here.