Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President, Mary Shortall, is extremely disappointed about this Government’s approach to minimum wage. “Indexing one of the lowest minimum wages in the country does nothing to help low-wage workers,” states Shortall. “One of the best tools to address poverty is to pay a living wage that allows workers to fully participate in the economy.” You can read the full release here.
March 8th, International Women’s Day, is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. It is a time to honour the women and women’s organizations who have tirelessly fought for equality; to celebrate our victories, to connect with those committed to continuing the fight for change, and to raise our voices for justice, equality, and a better future for all women. Read the OP-ED here.
It really does take an entire community, and a lot of work towards our common goal to advance women’s equality, women’s economic empowerment. But you know what? This is something that simply cannot wait. Women around the world cannot wait. In fact – the world can’t wait. So it really is time to say that we are #DONEWAITING! You can read the full address here.
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.