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 [...]
Workers’ Compensation was designed as a no fault, no blame system. However, injured workers pay a price. In our province, the income replacement rate for an injured worker is 80% of earnings, up to a maximum of $63,420. This is one of the lowest rates in all of Canada. In fact, the last 2013 statutory [...]
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), is joining other civil society organizations in expressing our solidarity and support for Beatrice Hunter, an Inuk grandmother jailed for peacefully protesting at Muskrat Falls. You can read the full release here.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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, [...]
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) Stands in Solidarity with Journalist Justin Brake.
The union movement has always been on the frontline of supporting and advancing basic rights, such as the right to organize and form a union, and the right to strike. Equally, we fully support other fundamental human rights, including the right to peaceful protest and the right of freedom of the press. You can read [...]