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Letter to the Editor – Recognizing Occupational Diseases and their Causes: Important Steps Forward for Workers

It is shocking to think that some 150,000 Canadians are exposed to asbestos at work, particularly in industries like construction, automobile maintenance, shipbuilding, trade contractors and waste management. Read NLFL President Mary Shortall's letter to the Telegram on the importance of recognizing occupational diseases to Newfoundland and Labrador workers here.

By |2017-03-05T15:53:22+00:00December 19th, 2016|

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Happy with Presumptive Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is very pleased with the announcement by government and Workplace NL today to grant presumptive cancer coverage for both career and volunteer fire fighters.  “This is a great victory for our affiliates, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:52:42+00:00December 13th, 2016|

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Convention Concludes with Election of New Executive Council

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour‘s (NLFL) 2nd Triennial Constitutional Convention, concluded with the election of Executive Officers and Executive Council that will implement the many resolutions that were passed at the convention by delegates. “The Executive Council of the Federation is mandated, through political action, to ensure the resolutions adopted at convention are [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:52:05+00:00December 6th, 2016|

Federation President Outraged with Assessment Rate Reduction Workers Overdue a Benefit Increase

Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour expressed her anger at yet another reduction to the Workplace NL employer assessment rate, when workers needs are ignored. “Workplace NL has one the lowest workers compensation rates in all of Canada,” stated Ms. Shortall, “Too many workers who lose time due to a [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:50:58+00:00December 3rd, 2016|

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour 2nd Triennial Constitutional Convention Celebrating 80 Years of Strong Unionism

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) will be holding its 2nd Triennial Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton Hotel, November 28-30, 2016.  The convention also marks the 80th anniversary of the NLFL. Along with the regular convention business, there will be an 80th Anniversary Gala on Sunday evening, November 27th.  According to NLFL President [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:50:13+00:00November 25th, 2016|

Bill C-27

C-27 was introduced without notice or consultation with Canadians, pensioners, or unions and proposes measures that directly contradict election promises to improve retirement security for Canadians. If enacted, it will have negative implications for private and public sector DB plans in every jurisdiction in Canada. You can read NLFL president Mary Shortall’s letter to the Prime [...]

By |2017-04-01T18:49:37+00:00November 21st, 2016|

NLFL voices opposition to Bill C-27 – An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, Which Represents a Dangerous and Immediate Attack on Future and Current Retirees

Bill C-27, An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, represents a dangerous and immediate attack on future and current retirees and Defined Benefit (DB) pension plans in the federal private sector and Crown corporations. Bill C-27 was introduced without notice or consultation with Canadians, pensioners, or unions and proposes measures that directly [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:49:38+00:00November 21st, 2016|

NLFL – Canadian Federation of Students Day of Action, November 2nd

On November 2nd, students and workers will stand together to call upon the provincial and federal government to increase funding to post-secondary education and address the skyrocketing cost of tuition across Canada. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) will be holding a National Day of Action, where students from St. John’s, NL to Victoria, BC, [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:49:01+00:00October 31st, 2016|

NLFL Brief to Advanced Education and Skills – Immigration Strategy Consultation

The NLFL has long advocated for an innovative and progressive immigration strategy for our province that enhances community sustainability, supports labour markets and population growth. Part of building such a strategy involves a solid working relationship with the federal government, one that allows Newfoundland and Labrador to work collaboratively with federal departments and officials to [...]

By |2017-12-05T18:19:35+00:00September 30th, 2016|
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