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Information on Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis

This document is a collection of resources on the information, services, and benefits that exist for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during the COVID-19 crisis. These include services provided by local groups as well as the provincial government and federal government. The page will be updated as warranted. Last updated April [...]

By |2020-04-02T17:43:11+00:00March 30th, 2020|

LETTER TO THE PREMIER: Workers Are on the Front Lines

Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier Government of Newfoundland & Labrador Confederation Building, 8th Floor - East Block P.O. Box 8700 St. John’s, NL  A1B 4J6 Dear Premier, Thank you, and your government, for the steps you have taken to date to help keep us all stay safe; and to ensure that if and when this crisis [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:59:27+00:00March 19th, 2020|

NOTICE: NLFL Enacts Work-From-Home Policy

As a precautionary measure as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NL Federation of Labour will enact a work-from-home policy effective immediately. This policy will remain in place indefinitely; we will update our website when regular office hours resume. Due to restrictions related to working from home, there may be delays with some [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:29:50+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Inadequate Worker Protection Systems for COVID-19, Says NLFL

St. John’s, NL:  The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is asking the provincial government to immediately enact all the necessary legislative and policy changes to protect workers who will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Newfoundland & Labrador (NL).  While self-isolation is important, and workers’ wages absolutely should be covered with or [...]

By |2020-03-17T16:03:59+00:00March 17th, 2020|

CLC Notice Regarding COVID-19 – CLC Postpones Convention

Copied from the Canadian Labour Congress:   "Greetings: Due to the directive by British Columbia and national public health authorities to cancel any large gatherings because of the health risk posed by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has unanimously decided to postpone the 29th Constitutional Convention and [...]

By |2020-03-17T13:22:53+00:00March 17th, 2020|

NLFL Fights Back on Minimum Wage Misinformation

In response to misleading and false claims made by the NL Department of Finance about the minimum wage, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour is sharing information to debunk the myths about minimum wage, and promote a better understanding of what as $15 minimum wage will mean for workers, business, and the economy in [...]

By |2020-02-20T15:29:31+00:00February 20th, 2020|

NLFL Co-Signs “Pharmacare Now!” Letter

The NLFL is proud to be one of the 150 national and provincial organizations who co-signed this letter, calling on Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau to make the financial commitments needed in this year's budget to fund Pharmacare.   Fund Pharmacare Now!   English version: Letter to Minister Morneau Feb 13 2020 Version française: Lettre au ministre [...]

By |2020-02-20T15:50:46+00:00February 20th, 2020|

Labour Federation Slams Business Community for Short-Sightedness on NL Minimum Wage

For Immediate Release: As the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) reviews the report of its Minimum Wage Review Committee, the St. John’s Board of Trade and Chambers of Commerce are calling on government to maintain the province’s ridiculously low minimum wage of $11.40, to be increased by the Federal CPI annually as is the [...]

By |2020-02-20T13:05:32+00:00February 19th, 2020|

NLFL Budget 2020 Submission: Stronger Revenues and Economic Growth

"The provincial budget is on a path to surplus [...] the date is somewhat arbitrary; what matters is the direction. The government has several revenue opportunities, through making the tax system fairer and greener, and through growing and diversifying the economy to generate more revenues with greater reliability. This makes it clear that further spending [...]

By |2020-02-05T13:22:19+00:00February 5th, 2020|

 Newfoundland & Labrador Minimum Wage Remains Lowest in Atlantic Canada and Falls Further Behind as Nova Scotia Announces $1 increase.

St. John’s, NL:  The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) has been demanding that the province substantially increase its minimum wage this April 1st.  As NLFL President Mary Shortall pointed out, “Our province has the lowest minimum wage in all of Atlantic Canada and the second lowest in all of Canada.  Other provinces are [...]

By |2020-01-31T17:00:16+00:00January 31st, 2020|
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