OP-ED: Newfoundland & Labrador Now Has the Second Lowest Minimum Wage in Canada

On October 1st, Newfoundland and Labrador became the province with the second lowest minimum wage in the country.  In a province that has over 13,000 minimum wage workers (the majority of which are women), we need to commit to doing better for minimum wage workers and work towards a $15 minimum wage now.   A [...]

By |2019-10-02T15:20:17+00:00October 2nd, 2019|

International Day of Older Persons

The NLFL recognizes International Day of Older Persons and celebrates the hard work and dedication of those who came before us -- and are still working with us today!

By |2019-10-02T11:38:10+00:00October 1st, 2019|

Labour Day Events 2019

The Canadian Labour Congress and the provincial District Labour Councils will be hosting Labour Day events in St. John’s, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Labrador West this year. Please Note: All events take place on September 2nd, 2019 except events in Lab West, will will be on September 7th, 2019. The event posters with locations [...]

By |2019-08-26T18:02:48+00:00August 26th, 2019|

NLFL Holds Rally to Support CUPE 1761

Placentia, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) and its affiliates will be part of a rally in Placentia to support the 15 workers for the Town of Placentia as they enter into their seventh week of strike action. The rally will take place August 23rd, 2019 at 11:30 AM in front [...]

By |2019-08-23T12:45:03+00:00August 23rd, 2019|

Now is the Time for a $15 Minimum Wage

As David Maher’s August 2nd column accurately stated, there has been a renewed debate about the merits of increasing NL’s minimum wage to $15. Business, with their usual fierce resistance, attribute higher unemployment rates, business failure, and young people working for pocket money as the rationale for keeping workers below the poverty line. CommonFrontNL claims [...]

By |2019-08-09T17:48:31+00:00August 9th, 2019|

Canada’s Labour Leaders Encourage Premiers to Embrace Universal Pharmacare

The Presidents of Federations of Labour from across the country are in Saskatoon during the Council of the Federation meeting; to encourage Canada’s premiers to embrace a public, single-payer, universal pharmacare program. “The evidence is clear – a public universal pharmacare program will provide equal access and coverage for all Canadians, reduce drug prices, and [...]

By |2019-07-22T17:04:24+00:00July 10th, 2019|

#NLStandDown4Safety on July 5

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour encourages employers across the province to #StandDown4Safety on July 5, 2019. This event is a special effort of the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association and is open to all workplaces. “A safety stand-down is a voluntary event where employers speak directly to workers about safety.  All workplaces can [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:51:20+00:00June 28th, 2019|

Labour Welcomes RNC Investigation Training on Workplace Fatalities

News Release from Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour On behalf of the 70,000 members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), I want to congratulate Chief Joe Boland and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC), for undertaking a training session for their officers in investigating workplace serious injuries [...]

By |2019-06-13T12:28:27+00:00June 11th, 2019|
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