Over half a million Canadians with disabilities are ready and able to work, but can’t because of barriers to employment and training. Many are right here in our province. Persons with disabilities continue to face high unemployment rates and high levels of poverty. This in turn leads to greater use of and demands on social assistance programs like affordable housing, income, and health care supports.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), its Executive Council and Affiliates are committed to working tirelessly to ensure that our labour movement is open and inclusive to all groups in society. We are also committed to working with other community groups, to ensure that our province and workplaces are more accessible, supportive, and welcoming to all equity seeking groups.
Read our full statement here.