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 [...]
Climate change impacts are already being felt across Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador is projected to experience increases in temperatures, higher sea levels and increases in extreme weather. The only way toward a global solution is for individual jurisdictions to all play a part, including Newfoundland and Labrador. Climate change and how we collectively address it [...]
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), like most of Atlantic Canada and those workers who are employed in seasonal industries, rely greatly on the economic stability provided by the EI system. In addition, due to the current recession and the austerity budget brought down by the provincial Liberal government, Newfoundland and Labrador’s reliance on EI is even [...]
One of the key pillars of an equal and equitable society is public education. It plays a major role in reducing poverty, improving physical and mental health, reducing inequality of all forms and increasing participation in the democratic process. You can read the NLFL's submission to the panel here.
The NLFL has several concerns about the impact of fracking in the province. With an issue of this magnitude, with so many documented environmental concerns and positions, any panel tasked with listening to what the people of the Province have to say needs to come from an area of knowledge, expertise and experience in areas [...]
It is widely recognized that as a province, NL has made strides in reducing poverty, but there remains quite a bit of work to be done. Download the NLFL's submission to the provincial government on poverty reduction here.
In Newfoundland and Labrador’s current economic climate, both employers and potential workers are concerned about prospects for youth employment. While the province’s economic performance has been steadily improving over the past several years, youth unemployment and subsequent outmigration remains a significant issue. This report draws on the experience and insights of youth and employers, and [...]
Our Federation is pleased to make this submission on the future of Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA's) and providing input into shaping how these agreements help build healthy labour markets across our country. To read the full submission click here.
Federation President Mary Shortall presented the NLFL's position on a number of key items in advance of the provincial budget, including advocating for enhanced public childcare, movement away from austerity and the restoration of the Family Violence Intervention Court. You can download the submission here.