Join us Tuesday April 30 at 7 pm in Salon A at the Delta Hotel to hear the position of all four party leaders on key social and economic issues facing the province. This event will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/NLFED/
Currently, women in the province earn, on average, 66 cents to the dollar that men are paid for work of equal value. It is time for Pay equity Legislation to ensure that women and men are paid equally. Please download and sign our petition. You can sign electronically here and you can download the petition [...]
Read NLFL President Mary Shortall’s Speaking Notes From the Launch of NAPE’s “Don’t Be That Guy” Campaign
For many years – the labour movement participated in the struggle to make gains for a more equal world, though campaigns as well as legislative, and collective bargaining changes, to ensure that the disadvantaged in our society can live, work and love in safety and with the same rights that we all deserve and for some of us – [...]
Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President, Mary Shortall, is extremely disappointed about this Government’s approach to minimum wage. “Indexing one of the lowest minimum wages in the country does nothing to help low-wage workers,” states Shortall. “One of the best tools to address poverty is to pay a living wage that allows workers [...]
March 8th, International Women’s Day, is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. It is a time to honour the women and women’s organizations who have tirelessly fought for equality; to celebrate our victories, to connect with those committed to continuing the fight for change, and to raise our voices for justice, equality, and [...]
It really does take an entire community, and a lot of work towards our common goal to advance women’s equality, women’s economic empowerment. But you know what? This is something that simply cannot wait. Women around the world cannot wait. In fact – the world can’t wait. So it really is time to say that [...]
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall welcomes Local President Chris Gosse, of the Longshoremen’s Protective Union (ILA) Local 1953, back into the Federation, after a more than 25 year break. you can read the full release here.
It’s the time of year when the less fortunate are on people’s minds. With the highest income and gender inequality in Atlantic Canada, the need for a more equal and fair society is top of our minds at the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL). The new report from the government’s Independent Tax Review [...]
Presumptive Mental Health Legislation for Work-Related PTSD a Big Victory for Workers – NL Employers Council Opposition Shameful
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) congratulates the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for announcing changes in legislation that would provide presumptive coverage to work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “This is an important victory for workers in our province who suffer PTSD as a result of work-related trauma. This legislation will mean expedited access [...]
Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), has expressed outrage at a recent letter sent to MHAs by the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers Council (NLEC) opposing the introduction of presumptive mental health legislation for all workers in Newfoundland and Labrador. You can read the full release here.