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NLFL Statement in Solidarity with People Fighting Systemic Racism

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) and its 70,000 union members, stand in solidarity with the millions of people protesting systemic racism in the United States and Canada, and elsewhere, and with those who continue to fight systemic racism the world over. We are angered, outraged and sick in our hearts and souls [...]

By |2020-06-04T13:04:33+00:00June 4th, 2020|

Tribute to Support Workers: Hats Off

The NLFL is preparing a tribute for essential workers with the help of Newfoundland musician Jim Payne. Jim also wrote and peformed "What Price Prosperity" for our tribute on the Day of Mourning and worked with us on the CD "Work, Work, Work: Work and Labour History in Song." To preview his music, head over [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:48:43+00:00May 28th, 2020|

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mr. Jones, the Public Service has Served Us Extremely Well Throughout This Pandemic

May 21st, 2020 Dear Editor, I write in response to the Brian Jones column, “Pandemic is an extended holiday for public-sector workers,” (Saltwire May 20, 2020). Let me get Mr. Jones straight, his solution to millions in the private sector losing their jobs is to advocate that millions of public sector workers also lose their [...]

By |2020-05-22T13:21:43+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

An Open Letter to Premier Ball and the Government of NL

Dear Premier Ball and government, As we move through the Covid-19 pandemic, two issues have become obvious over the past 11 weeks. If we are to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus then it is critical for families and individuals to stay home and self-isolate. The second issue is, we now understand and recognize [...]

By |2020-05-14T17:21:22+00:00May 14th, 2020|

OP-ED: Building a New Normal – Lessons Learned from COVID-19

As we start our gradual resumption of life post COVID-19 pandemic, we need to give serious thought to economic recovery, and especially an economic recovery that will benefit all of us. It will be important to ask ourselves how we got here, and what can we change to create a more equal and fair society [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:43+00:00May 12th, 2020|

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to “Fish union’s delay tactics appalling”

Dear Editor, I respond to a recent letter “Fish union’s delay tactics appalling,” (The Telegram, May 5th, 2020). At the heart of this letter was, unions have no right to raise concerns about safety in the workplace. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, occupational health and safety is a primary concern of [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:56+00:00May 6th, 2020|


The labour movement has lost a proud and true trade unionist, who left an indelible mark on his union, on our movement, and on so many lives… RIP Ed and our condolences to his family and colleagues.

By |2020-04-30T12:46:10+00:00April 30th, 2020|

National Day of Mourning

April 28th is the National Day of Mourning. It's the day we honour those workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness due to their work. The above picture shows 74 candles, to represent the 74 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who died due to work from 2015 to 2018. Another 26 workers lost their [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:57+00:00April 28th, 2020|
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