NLFL President Joins in Call to the Premiers: Canadians Need Life-Saving Pharmacare Plan

Meeting in Alberta, for events concurrent to the Council of the Federation, Labour Leaders from across Canada urge provincial and territorial Premiers to lobby the federal government for a national Pharmacare plan; to ensure all Canadians have access to life-saving medications, and to bring down the costs of the current, increasingly out-of-control system.  You can [...]

By | 2017-07-19T12:05:14+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

Federation of Labour Adopts Domestic Violence at Work Leave Policy

At Executive Council meetings last week, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) adopted a “Domestic Violence at Work” leave policy.  The Federation joins the St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) in taking a lead role on the issue, which according to President Mary Shortall is a very significant one for the 65,000 [...]

By | 2017-07-04T16:50:50+00:00 July 4th, 2017|

The St. John’s Status of Women Council Implements Domestic Violence Leave Policy

The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSOWC) has created and implemented a Domestic Violence Leave Policy within their organization and encourages public, private business and community organizations to adopt a similar policy.  Mary Shortall, President of the NL Federation of Labour and Chair of the SJSOWC stated:  “This is a very important issue for [...]

By | 2017-05-29T17:06:06+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

One Death is One Too Many

April 28th is a solemn day for workers, as we gather to remember workers who have died through workplace incidents or occupational disease. We recognize and are saddened by the pain and suffering felt by families and loved ones.  Read the statement from NLFL President Mary Shortall here.

By | 2017-04-28T13:06:52+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

Friday April 28 Marks Day of Mourning

April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Across our province local unions and district labour councils have organized ceremonies of remembrance where workers, friends and families of fallen workers, employers and community representatives will gather to recognize the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.    

By | 2017-04-27T18:31:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|

Budget Offers No Real Plan to Support Workers, Grow Economy

While yesterday’s provincial budget demonstrated that the collective voice of labour, community and citizens does make a difference, the province is not out of the woods yet. “Our vision for the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) economy is based on a real jobs strategy, including green jobs, investment in our communities, and in local and small, [...]

By | 2017-04-07T23:47:06+00:00 April 7th, 2017|
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