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Who We Are 2017-04-08T01:28:36+00:00

ABOUT US

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour has a proud history of representing the interests of union members and workers since 1936. The Federation of Labour is made up of nearly 30 affiliated unions, 500 locals and six District Labour Councils. We represent more than 65,000 working women and men from every sector of our economy and from every community in our province.

ADVANCING THE CAUSE OF WORKING PEOPLE AND PROMOTING A PROGRESSIVE CIVIL SOCIETY

The NLFL is dedicated to advancing the cause of working people and promoting a progressive civil society where no one gets left behind. We advocate for improved workplace rights and stronger laws including occupational, health and safety laws as well as workers’ compensation and Employment Insurance programs that are fair and there when people need them.

BETTER LABOUR LAWS AND STRONG, ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC SERVICES

We fight for better labour laws and strong, accessible public services such as universal health care, education, worker training, elder/home care and child care and early learning.

We stand up for the principles of equality, equity and social justice and we work with our affiliate unions and social partners to build a better world for all citizens.

OUR COMMITTEES

Committees are an important part of the NLFL’s ongoing work and an important vehicle for the advocacy work that the federation does on behalf of working people. These committees are staffed with workers from our affiliate unions who volunteer their time to do the valuable work that the committees take on.

The Education Committee works with NLFL affiliates, the Canadian Labour Congress, and other committees of the Federation to establish or coordinate educational sessions, workshops, school visits, training programs or Conferences as determined by the Executive Council.

The Occupational Health & Safety Committee liaisons with the NL Advisory Committee on Occupational Health and Safety, and regularly updates affiliates and the NLFL Executive Council on matters affecting health and safety in the Province. The Committee engages in political action as required to promote worker friendly legislation. The Committee consults with regulatory bodies as required and updates and takes direction from the NLFL Executive Council as necessary.

The Women’s Committee identifies issues that affect women workers in their unions, workplaces and their communities, and endeavors to build the capacity of women as activists and future leaders. The Committee monitors legislation and social policy that impacts women and develops strategies for education and political action for union members.

The Workers’ Compensation Committee shall consult with regulatory bodies as required about issues concerning Workers’ Compensation. The Committee will engage in any political action as required to promote worker friendly legislation. The Committee will update and take direction from the NLFL Executive Council as necessary.

The youth Committee identifies issues that affect young workers in their unions, workplaces and communities, and endeavor to build the capacity of young workers as activists and future leaders. The Committee monitors legislation and social policy that impact young workers and develops strategies for education and political action for union members.

The Human Rights Committee works with NLFL affiliates and the Canadian Labour Congress to identify human rights issues that impact our membership in their union, workplace, and community and endeavor to build the capacity of under-represented workers as activists and future leaders.