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 [...]
Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour Welcomes Expanded Definition of Family Violence as a Good Start
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) welcomes government’s recent announcement to expand the definition of family violence; to include emotional, psychological, and financial harm, making the definition more inclusive and reflective of the reality for those who face violence. While broadening the definition of family violence is an important step, the NLFL has been [...]
International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8th, is a day when women the world over recognize, and celebrate, our achievements. The theme for IWD 2018 is #PushforProgress, a nod to the growing global movement of advocacy, activism, and support surrounding gender parity and sexism. Inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the aim of the theme is [...]
Indexing the Third Lowest Minimum Wage in Canada, Will Entrench Workers’ Poverty: Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) expressed deep disappointment at Tuesday’s announcement by Labour Minister Hawkins, regarding the province’s minimum wage. NLFL President Mary Shortall stated, that the plan to index the minimum wage once a year, based solely on the national Cost of Living, falls far short of what minimum wage workers in [...]