Newfoundland And Labrador Federation Of Labour Sees Missed Opportunities In 2018 Provincial Budget

Although agreeing with Finance Minister Tom Osborne on a “slow and steady” approach to addressing the fiscal realities of the province, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) believes that government missed an opportunity today to address what they believe is the real crisis in the NL economy – unemployment.  You can read the [...]

By | 2018-03-28T12:47:55+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

#PushforProgress Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour International Women’s Day Statement

International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8th, is a day when women the world over recognize, and celebrate, our achievements.  The theme for IWD 2018 is #PushforProgress, a nod to the growing global movement of advocacy, activism, and support surrounding gender parity and sexism. Inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the aim of the theme is [...]

By | 2018-03-08T12:09:15+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Indexing the Third Lowest Minimum Wage in Canada, Will Entrench Workers’ Poverty: Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) expressed deep disappointment at Tuesday’s announcement by Labour Minister Hawkins, regarding the province’s minimum wage.  NLFL President Mary Shortall stated, that the plan to index the minimum wage once a year, based solely on the national Cost of Living, falls far short of what minimum wage workers in [...]

By | 2018-02-26T15:52:17+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-27T15:06:18+00:00 November 27th, 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|

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 of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. [...]

By | 2017-08-29T11:07:59+00:00 August 23rd, 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|