The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is launching a public campaign, to demand that the provincial government honour a 2013 Statutory Review recommendation, to increase the workers’ compensation income replacement rate for injured workers by 5%. You can download the media release here. Click here to view our dedicated campaign page.
Injured Workers Pay the Cost Once Again, for Employer Reduction in Workers’ Compensation Assessment Rates
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is outraged at yesterday’s news release from WorkplaceNL , to once again lower the workers’ compensation assessment rates for employers . President Mary Shortall sees no sign from government to increase the percentage of earnings benefits for injured workers , despite many years of appealing to government [...]
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 [...]