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 [...]
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) welcomes the announcement by Service NL Minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh, to introduce legislation to increase the workers compensation income replacement benefits, from 80 to 85 per cent of net income. Read the full release here.
NL Federation of Labour Report Calls on Government to Put People First In Budget 2018: Prioritize Jobs, Fairness, and Sustainability
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), representing union members and their families in every community in the province, in every sector of the economy; is calling on the Provincial Government to listen to the priorities of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, as it prepares its 2018 budget. The NLFL submitted its most recent Report, “Newfoundland [...]
Canada-Wide Day Of Action In Support Of Tim Hortons Workers January 19th – NL Federation Of Labour And Affiliates Stand In Solidarity With Minimum Wage Workers In Ontario
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is putting the full support of its 65,000 members solidly behind minimum wage workers in Ontario, who had benefits and paid breaks rolled back by greedy employers. As part of a Canada-wide day of action on January 19th, in support of Tim Hortons workers in Ontario, the [...]
Injured Workers Pay the Cost Once Again, for Employer Reduction in Workers’ Compensation Assessment Rates
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is outraged at yesterday’s news release from WorkplaceNL , to once again lower the workers’ compensation assessment rates for employers . President Mary Shortall sees no sign from government to increase the percentage of earnings benefits for injured workers , despite many years of appealing to government [...]
Read NLFL President Mary Shortall's letter to the Minister of Service NL regarding recent appointments to the Board of WorkPlaceNL here.
NLFL President Calls on Newfoundland and Labrador Government to Stand Up For Locked Out Workers in Gander
Workers at D-J Composites in Gander, members of Unifor Local 597 and an affiliated member of our Federation, have been locked out by their American-based employer since December 19th, 2016. It is unacceptable behavior from an employer. I am asking you, as the Minister of Labour, to do the right thing and intervene on behalf [...]