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Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour Launches Workers Compensation Campaign
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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.


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.

February 9th, 2018|Briefs and Presentations, Latest News|

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.

January 19th, 2018|Latest News|

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.

November 27th, 2017|Latest News, Uncategorized|


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.