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 [...]
The St. John’s Status of Women Council is leading an exciting new project that will make a significant contribution to the research and policy gap associated with domestic violence (DV) and its effect on the provincial labour market. please take the time to read about this important issue and the work of the St. John’s Status [...]
National, Provincial and Territorial Labour Leaders encourage Canada’s Premiers to unite behind a universal, single-payer, public prescription drug coverage program. In addition to giving every Canadian access to life-saving prescriptions, a universal Pharmacare plan will free up money for much needed investment in healthcare. You can read the full release here.
NLFL Meets With Independent Tax Review Committee to Talk Progressive Taxation, Jobs, Fairness and Sustainability
NLFL President Mary Shortall and Executive recently presented to the Independent Tax Review Committee on the Federation's views on how a progressive and fair taxation system can help shape our province and build a better society. You can view the presentation here. You can also read our submission here.