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VICTORY! Injured Workers Win a Raise

It is now official.

On Monday, February 26, 2018, The NL Government finally legislated an increase to the WCB Income Replacement Rate (IRR) for injured workers from 80 to 85%.  We acknowledge the Minister responsible for WorkplaceNL, the Hon. Sherry Gambin-Walsh for meeting with us, listening to us, and taking our concerns forward to government on our behalf.  Injured workers deserve no less.

The NLFL would like to thank all the affiliates, workers and allies who assisted and supported our campaign efforts.  Concerted political action does work.  We made a strong case, backed with solid background information, that increasing the IRR was long overdue and a matter of fairness and justice.

Our work remains focused on improving worker health and safety, and ensuring all injured workers are treated with respect and dignity.

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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.


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.

May 18th, 2018|Latest News|

NLFL Convention Discusses Labour Reform and Applauds Advances in OHS, WCB Benefits, and Enforcement

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.

May 15th, 2018|Latest News|

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.

May 4th, 2018|Latest News|


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.


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