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Presidents Blog 2017-04-02T14:50:53+00:00

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

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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” [...]

NLFL President Mary Shortall Presents at the Provincial Government’s Minimum Wage Consultation

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Indexing the minimum wage is important, but indexing alone will not have a significant impact on reversing inequality or fighting poverty We need to review the minimum wage regularly with the goal of getting to a living wage. Increasing the number of [...]

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 [...]

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