National, Provincial and Territorial Labour Leaders encourage Canada’s Premiers to unite behind a universal, single-payer, public prescription drug coverage program. In addition to giving every Canadian access to life-saving prescriptions, a universal Pharmacare plan will free up money for much needed investment in healthcare. You can read the full release here.
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.
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.
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 [...]
NLFL President Mary Shortall Keynote Speaker at Federation of Canadian Municipalities Breakfast on Women’s Participation in Municipal Politics.
How do we find solutions to the problem of underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in all levels of government, unions, business and other organizations? Download President Shortall's speaking notes at the FCM breakfast here.
The St John’s Board of Trade Claim That Ontario’s Minimum Wage Increase Reduced Employment is Inaccurate
As the Board of Trade knows, employment tends to fall after the holidays, and did so in most provinces. Including provinces where the minimum wage did not increase on January 1st: Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Read the full letter here.
NLFL Welcomes the Introduction of Legislation to Modernize the Residential Tenancies Act and Recognize the Impact on Victims of Domestic Violence
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) commends Minister Gambin-Walsh, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Government for today’s announcement to amend the “Residential Tenancies Act”; and for recognizing the importance of ensuring that victims of domestic violence are able to terminate their rental agreements, without fear of financial penalties. You can read the entire [...]
Day one of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) concluded as 200 delegates celebrated gains made and discussed upcoming challenges for workers. Activists and labour leaders from across Canada talked about gains in labour reform in their provinces that more adequately reflect the realities faced by today’s workers and unions. You can read [...]
IOC’s Response to Striking Workers, Reinforces the Need for Progressive Labour Legislation in Newfoundland & Labrador
The impasse in collective bargaining between the United Steelworkers Local 5795 and the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), now into its sixth week, further highlights the need for better labour laws in our province, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL). NLFL President, Mary Shortall, is concerned about IOC’s response; and [...]
Although agreeing with Finance Minister Tom Osborne on a “slow and steady” approach to addressing the fiscal realities of the province, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) believes that government missed an opportunity today to address what they believe is the real crisis in the NL economy – unemployment. You can read the [...]