Indexing An $11/Hour Minimum Wage Is A Terrible Idea

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-18T11:53:48+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-11T16:36:25+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Federation President Demands Answers for Court Decision on Worker’s Death

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 - [...]

By | 2017-09-08T15:56:30+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

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.

By | 2017-08-29T11:21:20+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-08-29T11:04:52+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

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|
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