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Privatization: What it is, Why it Matters. NLFL President Mary Shortall’s OP-ED Piece from The Telegram June 23

With oil prices down, an aging population, and high unemployment the conservative government of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking for a silver bullet to cut costs for public services and infrastructure. Their sights are settling on privatization to be that silver bullet.   What is privatization? In its most narrow sense, privatization is the whole or [...]

By |2017-03-05T17:27:18+00:00June 23rd, 2015|

NL Federation of Labour President Demands Action on Occupational Health and Safety

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall expresses her deepest condolences to the family and friends of CJ Curtis of Trepassey who died after falling 20 feet to a concrete floor. Shortall is also demanding the NL Government take action to reduce workplace injuries and illness. “Workplace accidents are preventable “says Shortall, [...]

By |2017-03-05T16:16:43+00:00June 19th, 2015|

Public Services – People Before Profit Demonstration

Come join the labour movenment and concerned citizens tell government loudly And clearly that cutting and privatizing the public sector and our public services hurts everyone.  Download the poster here. Where: Confederation Building East Block When: Noon, Tuesday May 5th   

By |2017-03-05T16:17:15+00:00May 1st, 2015|

Budget 2015 is Bad for the Economy – Read our Budget Analysis

Budget 2015 was an opportunity for the provincial government to reverse the 2007 and 2010 tax cuts that mainly benefitted higher income brackets, and to maximize revenues in order to maintain public sector jobs and programs at a time when they are most needed. The Conservative government chose not to fully maximize revenues and instead [...]

By |2017-03-05T16:17:20+00:00May 1st, 2015|

“It’s time for a change and you can be a part of it!”

This fall we'll elect a new government but it will require hard work and focus. Join us at the Time for Change tour event in St. John's to pick up materials, meet other labour activists in your community and learn how we'll build a better Canada. Please see our attached poster, for circulation among other [...]

By |2017-03-05T16:17:27+00:00April 29th, 2015|

Now is Not the Time for Public Sector Cuts

NLFL President Mary Shortall says that positions lost through attrition and layoffs over time have a negative impact on the public sector, public services, and the overall economy. “When these jobs are eliminated, the remaining public sector employees are left to try and provide the same vital public services with fewer staff and resources,” says [...]

By |2017-03-05T16:17:38+00:00April 28th, 2015|

Federal Budget Fails to Provide Needed Stimulus For Economy or Average Canadians

Yesterday’s Federal Budget did not deliver the economic stimulus that Canada needed to create jobs, boost economic growth, and make Canadians feel better about their future. Rather, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall contends that the budget was designed to create an artificial surplus.  Read the full release here.

By |2017-03-05T16:17:51+00:00April 22nd, 2015|
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