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NLFL Submission to Climate Change Consultations for Newfoundland and Labrador

Climate change impacts are already being felt across Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador is projected to experience increases in temperatures, higher sea levels and increases in extreme weather. The only way toward a global solution is for individual jurisdictions to all play a part, including Newfoundland and Labrador. Climate change and how we collectively address it [...]

By |2017-10-18T11:27:48+00:00September 22nd, 2016|

Is the Real “Crisis” the Deficit or Unemployment? Labour Day Message – Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour

Workers in Canada have been celebrating Labour Day for more than 140 years. Today, Mary Shortall, President of the NLFL will participate in the Labour Day event at Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s. Her message will be that on this Labour Day, unions in Canada have much to celebrate, but there are serious challenges [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:46:23+00:00September 5th, 2016|

Labour Day 2016: Fairness, Equality and Economies that Work for Workers

Workers in Canada have been celebrating Labour Day for more than 120 years.  We know that unions make positive change when we unite as one for a common cause.  Workers’ gains are made through our political action and struggles. When unions stand up for equality and fairness, everyone benefits.  You can read NLFL president Mary [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:45:43+00:00September 2nd, 2016|


Federation of Labour presidents have advocated issues important to vulnerable workers, and are continuing to build relationships with Canada’s premiers.  Most full-time minimum-wage workers are living below the poverty line; it’s time for a raise – it’s only fair.  “We have been very straight forward with the premiers about the need for a $15 an [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:45:02+00:00July 23rd, 2016|

NLFL Applauds Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) Expansion Agreement; Disappointed with Board of Trade’s Opposition

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is applauding the provincial government for supporting the recent agreement, last month, regarding expansions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The expansion will mean a lot for the more than 11 million Canadians who currently have no workplace pension plan. It will make a particular difference for [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:44:14+00:00July 14th, 2016|

BETTER TOGETHER: NLTA Releases Report on the Status of Public Education in NL

During the fall of 2015 the NLTA created a Panel on the Status of Public Education in Newfoundland and Labrador. This panel after significant consultation across the province and data collection, produced a report“BETTER TOGETHER: The Final Report of the Panel on the Status of Public Education in Newfoundland and Labrador 2015-16″ (click the link to [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:42:54+00:00June 22nd, 2016|

Through a Gender Lens The 2016–2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Budget’s Impacts On Women

The recently released Newfoundland and Labrador provincial budget has resulted in widespread protest about the government’s proposed austerity measures, including sweeping increases in taxation and cuts to programs. Austerity budgets aimed at deficit reduction often disproportionately hurt the poor and working families. In particular, women, who typically earn less than men and utilize more government [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:42:01+00:00May 24th, 2016|

NLFL Submission to HUMA Committee’s Study of the Employment Insurance Program

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), like most of Atlantic Canada and those workers who are employed in seasonal industries, rely greatly on the economic stability provided by the EI system.  In addition, due to the current recession and the austerity budget brought down by the provincial Liberal government, Newfoundland and Labrador’s reliance on EI is even [...]

By |2017-10-18T11:29:15+00:00May 19th, 2016|

NLFL Marks April 28th – National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

Thursday, April 28th is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Across our province local unions and district labour councils have organized ceremonies of remembrance where workers, friends and families of fallen workers, employers and government representatives will gather to recognize the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.  On this Day, [...]

By |2017-03-05T15:40:21+00:00April 28th, 2016|

Exciting Community Coalition “Common Front NL” launches in Newfoundland and Labrador

Common Front NL – a broad-based coalition of labour, community, social justice groups and concerned citizens representing over 100,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, is launching “We Are NL” – a campaign designed to engage the broader public and government in discussions about options for a strong economy for NL (www.WeAreNL.ca).  Read the press release here.

By |2017-03-05T15:17:50+00:00April 28th, 2016|
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