"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 [...]
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.
NLFL Meets With Independent Tax Review Committee to Talk Progressive Taxation, Jobs, Fairness and Sustainability
NLFL President Mary Shortall and Executive recently presented to the Independent Tax Review Committee on the Federation's views on how a progressive and fair taxation system can help shape our province and build a better society. You can view the presentation here. You can also read our submission here.
Read the NLFL’s position on the role the province can play in regulating the automobile insurance industry. How measures can be taken to ensure that in the absence of public insurance, drivers in our province can afford fair premiums and are adequately covered in the unfortunate event of personal injury or loss of property. You [...]
NL Federation of Labour Report Calls on Government to Put People First In Budget 2018: Prioritize Jobs, Fairness, and Sustainability
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), representing union members and their families in every community in the province, in every sector of the economy; is calling on the Provincial Government to listen to the priorities of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, as it prepares its 2018 budget. The NLFL submitted its most recent Report, “Newfoundland [...]
With the budget just weeks away, the current economic "Way Forward" of the Liberal Government in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) is impairing our economy for the sake of short-term gains, which are benefitting few people. The provincial government needs to adopt a vision of a sustainable economy that works for working people and residents of [...]
Indexing the minimum wage is important, but indexing alone will not have a significant impact on reversing inequality or fighting poverty We need to review the minimum wage regularly with the goal of getting to a living wage. Increasing the number of working poor in our province is not good for anyone and working in [...]
Through our engagement with our members and their families, and ordinary citizens (your constituents) over the past year, it is clear that people want to see a budget with a long-term vision that puts Newfoundlanders and Labradorians first, a jobs-for-all budget, that narrows the income and gender gap we are experiencing, and sustains our communities [...]
The NLFL has long advocated for an innovative and progressive immigration strategy for our province that enhances community sustainability, supports labour markets and population growth. Part of building such a strategy involves a solid working relationship with the federal government, one that allows Newfoundland and Labrador to work collaboratively with federal departments and officials to [...]