The Education Committee of the NLFL recently sponsored a lunch and learn session dealing with mental health issues in the workplace. The session, lead by the Canadian Mental Health Association - NL (CMHA-NL) was extremely well recieved, highly informative and addressed a very important issue that impacts workers and workplaces. You can download the presentation [...]
One of the key pillars of an equal and equitable society is public education. It plays a major role in reducing poverty, improving physical and mental health, reducing inequality of all forms and increasing participation in the democratic process. You can read the NLFL's submission to the panel here.
The NLFL has several concerns about the impact of fracking in the province. With an issue of this magnitude, with so many documented environmental concerns and positions, any panel tasked with listening to what the people of the Province have to say needs to come from an area of knowledge, expertise and experience in areas [...]
On October 14th, Workplace NL announced average assessment rates for employers, to cover workplace injuries, are to be reduced by $0.25 per $100 of assessable payroll. According to Workplace NL, this lower assessment rate is due to record low injury rates. Mary Shortall, President of NLFL, expressed extreme disappointment in the announcement, believing that the [...]
NL Federation of Labour President Welcomes Proposed Changes to Employment Insurance From Federal NDP Party
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall welcomes the proposed changes to the current employment insurance (EI) system from New Democratic Party (NDP) Leader Tom Mulcair. You can read the full release here.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour will be holding its annual Convention at the Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL, on November 15th – 17th, 2015. As space is limited, please ensure your registrationis forwarded to the NLFL office by the deadline of November 1st, 2015. You can download the updated convention agenda here. If you [...]
On Labour Day, we celebrate workers in our province, including the 65,000 unionized members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. Their hard work and continued dedication makes our economy work in every community throughout our vast province. You can read the complete message here.
Canada’s Top Labour Leaders Call on Premiers to Show the Unity and Leadership Harper Has Failed to Deliver
While the Premiers gather for their annual Council of the Federation meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the presidents of Canada’s provincial and territorial labour federations are hosting parallel meetings where jobs, pensions, childcare, health care and climate change are the big-ticket items. However, with a federal election scheduled for October 19, 2015, this [...]
After decades of experimentation with privatization in different forms across Canada, the data is clear. On average it fails to deliver on its promises: in economic terms, in quality and access to services, in quality and quantity of jobs, and in transparency and accountability. Download the NLFL's fact sheet on privatization here.