Read NLFL President Mary Shortall's letter to the Minister of Service NL regarding recent appointments to the Board of WorkPlaceNL here.
This statement may seem odd coming from the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL). Labour organizations, and their social justice partners, have been working hard for minimum wage increases for decades. The problem is the planned increase to $11 - sets the minimum wage at an unacceptably low level - among the lowest in [...]
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 [...]
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall is demanding accountability for the death of a young worker. “Something needs to change when a young worker can fall to his death at a worksite, and yet no one is found at fault because of delayed response time, and investigators who are ill - [...]
Join the District Labour Council in your area along with other trade unions and community partners to celebrate Labour Day in your region with these fun family events. Have safe and happy Labour Day!
NL Federation of Labour to Government, Tax Review Committee: It’s Time to Fix the Provincial Tax System
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President, says they will participate in the recently announced Tax Review to push for a better and fairer tax system. “The Independent Tax Review provides an excellent opportunity for this province to get it right,” said Mary Shortall, President NLFL. You can read the full release here.
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Says Government Should Pay Attention to Recent Report on P3 Privatization Projects
The people of NL deserve to have quality health and long-term care facilities, but they also deserve to have full disclosure about the risks, costs, and benefits of any plans to privatize public services. The NLFL is calling on the NL government to make all documents, information, and accounting processes about these and future privatization [...]
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 [...]
The recent lay-off of Sears employees across the country highlights a glaring hole in federal and provincial legislation that provides basic protections and employment standards for working women and men. You can read the full release here.
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 [...]