NL Federation of Labour Report Calls on Government to Put People First In Budget 2018: Prioritize Jobs, Fairness, and Sustainability
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), representing union members and their families in every community in the province, in every sector of the economy; is calling on the Provincial Government to listen to the priorities of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, as it prepares its 2018 budget. The NLFL submitted its most recent Report, “Newfoundland and Labrador Budget 2018: Measuring What Matters,” to Finance Minister Tom Osborne, as part of government’s Budget 2018 consultation. The report follows a meeting with the Finance Minister in December; to discuss provincial spending, revenues, jobs, fairness, and sustainability. You can read the press release here. The full report “MEASURING WHAT MATTERS” is available here.
Canada-Wide Day Of Action In Support Of Tim Hortons Workers January 19th – NL Federation Of Labour And Affiliates Stand In Solidarity With Minimum Wage Workers In Ontario
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is putting the full support of its 65,000 members solidly behind minimum wage workers in Ontario, who had benefits and paid breaks rolled back by greedy employers. As part of a Canada-wide day of action on January 19th, in support of Tim Hortons workers in Ontario, the NLFL is urging its affiliates to sign a petition addressed to Daniel Schwartz, CEO Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) (parent company of Tim Hortons); and to contact the company directly via email, social media, or telephone. You can read the full release here.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is launching a public campaign, to demand that the provincial government honour a 2013 Statutory Review recommendation, to increase the workers’ compensation income replacement rate for injured workers by 5%. You can download the media release here.
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.