Dear Editor, I write in response to the recent Brian Jones’s column “Snowmageddon buries St. John’s, uncovers social justice.” (Telegram, January 29th, 2020.) Mr. Jones left me puzzled. He argued the obvious, that unionized workers tend to have protections that make life more bearable, even during a week-long city shut down. Not so for low-wage [...]
(Originally distributed January 27, 2020) The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) stands in full solidarity with the members of Unifor Local 594, who are currently locked out by their employer, the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan. If this employer was serious about getting a fair collective agreement with its employees, [...]
Dear Editor, A Stronger Economy is Possible. The Province’s Auditor General recently delivered her report on the province’s financial statements for the year ending March 31st, 2019. Quick off the mark, one can hear the beating of the “austerity” drum as we are reminded that we are spending beyond our means, and that [...]
The NLFL appreciates the opportunity to provide this submission. It is a credit to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador that it is carrying out a review of the minimum wage. In doing so, it is joining with other provinces that have taken a leadership role in actively considering the appropriate level of the minimum [...]
“Protecting ratepayers, workers, citizens, businesses and the climate: A better way to manage the costs of Muskrat Falls”. Click here to read the full submission.
On October 1st, Newfoundland and Labrador became the province with the second lowest minimum wage in the country. In a province that has over 13,000 minimum wage workers (the majority of which are women), we need to commit to doing better for minimum wage workers and work towards a $15 minimum wage now. A [...]
The NLFL recognizes International Day of Older Persons and celebrates the hard work and dedication of those who came before us -- and are still working with us today!
The Canadian Labour Congress and the provincial District Labour Councils will be hosting Labour Day events in St. John’s, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Labrador West this year. Please Note: All events take place on September 2nd, 2019 except events in Lab West, will will be on September 7th, 2019. The event posters with locations [...]
The NLFL rally to support striking workers of CUPE 1761 had a great turnout! Workers united will never be defeated! […]