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.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) announced today that the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador (RNU) has joined its Federation. While the organizations have a long history of collaboration, RNU and NLFL will now work together under a formal partnership. As a NLFL member, RNU joins the nearly 25 affiliated unions representing over 70,000 [...]
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour will be hosting an important public forum featuring the three candidates running in the Windsor Lake By-election this evening. The forum will take place at the Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Road TONIGHT (Tuesday, September 11) from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The public forum, which will be moderated [...]
For those of us in the labour movement and for thousands of working people, Labour Day is the one day of the year where we get to reflect upon and celebrate those important struggles that resulted in major gains for working people, their families, and communities. You can read President Mary Shortall's complete Labour Day [...]