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|

International Women’s Day 2017 #Be Bold For Change #Rise up for Change

In 1908, the seeds of International Women’s Day were sown when women from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union went on strike and demanded not just better wages and benefits, but better working conditions as well. Their demand for “Bread and Roses” has become the international theme for the women’s movement around the globe. Unions [...]

By | 2017-10-18T11:55:15+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

NLFL President Mary Shortall’s Labour Day Message

On Labour Day, we celebrate workers in our province, including the 65,000 unionized members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. Their hard work and continued dedication makes our economy work in every community throughout our vast province.  You can read the complete message here.

By | 2017-03-05T16:16:11+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|

Privatization: What it is, Why it Matters. NLFL President Mary Shortall’s OP-ED Piece from The Telegram June 23

With oil prices down, an aging population, and high unemployment the conservative government of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking for a silver bullet to cut costs for public services and infrastructure. Their sights are settling on privatization to be that silver bullet.   What is privatization? In its most narrow sense, privatization is the whole or [...]

By | 2017-03-05T17:27:18+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|

Federation of Labour President Mary Shortall thanks NLNDP Leader Lorraine Michael for her contribution and dedication to working people and their families.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) paid tribute to the work of outgoing New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Lorraine Michael thanking for her for long-standing commitment to issues affecting all workers in Newfoundland and Labrador.  You can read the full press release here.

By | 2017-03-05T17:27:35+00:00 January 7th, 2015|

Options for a Strong Economy for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians – Op-Ed Article by NLFL President Mary Shortall

The NL Federation of Labour believes that what we need is a balanced discussion that explores all options to address the challenges and sustain our economy for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians – including tomorrow’s generation. We have already seen proof that cutting social spending and the public sector does not work!  Read [...]

By | 2017-03-05T17:27:41+00:00 December 15th, 2014|
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