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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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WHO WE ARE

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.

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WHAT WE DO

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.

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‘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.  We are advocating for a $15 minimum wage for our province.  Please visit www.fairnessnl.ca and sign our petition.

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Increase to Minimum Wage Leaves Workers in Poverty

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.

April 1st, 2019|Latest News|

International Women’s Day 2019: Women are Done Waiting!

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.

March 5th, 2019|Latest News, Uncategorized|

NLFL President Mary Shortall’s Address for International Women’s Day

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.

March 4th, 2019|Latest News|

SAFETY SECTOR COUNCIL ADVISOR

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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