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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.

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Federation of Labour Hosting Candidates Forum for Windsor Lake By-Election

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour will be hosting an important public forum featuring the three candidates running in the Windsor Lake By-election this evening.  The forum will take place at the Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Road TONIGHT (Tuesday, September 11) from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
The public forum, which will be moderated by NTV News Legislative Reporter Michael Connors, will be open to the public and allow voters to hear the positions of all three candidates on key issues facing the district and the province. 
All three canddiates will be participating in the forum.  Sign language interpretation will be provided and the event will be live streamed on the NLFL facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NLFED/.  You can read the news release here.

September 6th, 2018|Latest News|

Labour Day: A Day To Acknowledge The Contributions Of Working People

For those of us in the labour movement and for thousands of working people, Labour Day is the one day of the year where we get to reflect upon and celebrate those important struggles that resulted in major gains for working people, their families, and communities.  You can read President Mary Shortall’s complete Labour Day message here.

August 30th, 2018|Latest News|

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE @ WORK – A Project of the St. John’s Status of Women Council

The St. John’s Status of Women Council is leading an exciting new project that will make a significant contribution to the research and policy gap associated with domestic violence (DV) and its effect on the provincial labour market.  please take the time to read about this important issue and the work of the St. John’s Status of Women Council.  This new project is going to take a hard look at how domestic violence can affect workers in Newfoundland and Labrador and what kinds of supports are available/needed in workplaces.   You can read the backgrounder here and also download the poster here.  Please complete the survey today! https://sjwomenscentre.ca/dvatworknl/ 

July 26th, 2018|Latest News|

NLFL Meets With Independent Tax Review Committee to Talk Progressive Taxation, Jobs, Fairness and Sustainability

NLFL President Mary Shortall and Executive recently presented to the Independent Tax Review Committee on the Federation’s views on how a progressive and fair taxation system can help shape our province and build a better society.  You can view the presentation here.  You can also read our submission here.

July 17th, 2018|Briefs and Presentations, 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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