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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.


One Death is One Too Many

April 28th is a solemn day for workers, as we gather to remember workers who have died through workplace incidents or occupational disease. We recognize and are saddened by the pain and suffering felt by families and loved ones.  Read the statement from NLFL President Mary Shortall here.

April 28th, 2017|Latest News|

Friday April 28 Marks Day of Mourning

April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Across our province local unions and district labour councils have organized ceremonies of remembrance where workers, friends and families of fallen workers, employers and community representatives will gather to recognize the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.    

April 27th, 2017|Latest News|

Budget Offers No Real Plan to Support Workers, Grow Economy

While yesterday’s provincial budget demonstrated that the collective voice of labour, community and citizens does make a difference, the province is not out of the woods yet. “Our vision for the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) economy is based on a real jobs strategy, including green jobs, investment in our communities, and in local and small, medium business – not just attraction of big foreign-owned corporations,” said Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President, Mary Shortall. you can read the full release here.

April 7th, 2017|Latest News|

The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) Stands in Solidarity with Journalist Justin Brake.

The union movement has always been on the frontline of supporting and advancing basic rights, such as the right to organize and form a union, and the right to strike. Equally, we fully support other fundamental human rights, including the right to peaceful protest and the right of freedom of the press.  You can read the NLFL’s statement in support of Journalist Justin Brake at http://bit.ly/2n7hn6o

April 4th, 2017|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.