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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 [...]

By |2018-05-18T08:05:55+00:00May 18th, 2018|

NLFL Convention Discusses Labour Reform and Applauds Advances in OHS, WCB Benefits, and Enforcement

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 [...]

By |2018-05-17T13:32:28+00:00May 15th, 2018|

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 [...]

By |2018-05-04T12:24:07+00:00May 4th, 2018|

Newfoundland And Labrador Federation Of Labour Sees Missed Opportunities In 2018 Provincial Budget

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 [...]

By |2018-03-28T12:47:55+00:00March 27th, 2018|

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 [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:22:32+00:00March 16th, 2018|

#PushforProgress Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour International Women’s Day Statement

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 [...]

By |2018-03-08T12:09:15+00:00March 8th, 2018|

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 [...]

By |2018-02-26T15:52:17+00:00February 21st, 2018|
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