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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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WorkplaceNL Report Shows Sustainable Injury Fund & Responsible Management Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour Says “Good Time to Further Improve Benefits for Injured Workers”

WorkplaceNL released its Annual Report last Friday, stating that it met its 2017 injury prevention and financial sustainability goals. For Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), it’s a great opportunity to make more improvements for injured workers.  You can read the entire release here.

June 21st, 2018|Latest News|

NLFL Submission to Service NL on the Overview of the Legislation Governing Automobile Insurance

Read the  NLFL’s position on the role the province can play in regulating the automobile insurance industry. How measures can be taken to ensure that in the absence of public insurance, drivers in our province can afford fair premiums and are adequately covered in the unfortunate event of personal injury or loss of property.  You can download the submission here.

June 7th, 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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