NLFL Submission to Minimum Wage Review

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 [...]

By |2020-01-31T17:26:59+00:00December 10th, 2019|

#NLStandDown4Safety on July 5

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour encourages employers across the province to #StandDown4Safety on July 5, 2019. This event is a special effort of the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association and is open to all workplaces. “A safety stand-down is a voluntary event where employers speak directly to workers about safety.  All workplaces can [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:51:20+00:00June 28th, 2019|

In this 2019 Election Let‘s Elect a Government Committed to a Fair Economy

In this 2019 election let‘s elect a government that is committed to a fair economy that addresses the needs of all citizens in the province.   We need a government that will protect workers’ rights, strengthen our public services and build a sustainable economy.  Ask candidates where they stand on these important issues. A Sustainable Economy [...]

By |2019-05-08T14:40:33+00:00May 8th, 2019|


The purpose of our #BTYBUNL campaign is to inform you about what unions have done for you. Canada’s labour movement has pushed for changes in legislation to improve the life of all workers. Whether you are a unionized worker or not, unions have fought for and won many rights and benefits for ALL workers! Click the [...]

By |2018-07-25T02:22:51+00:00July 20th, 2018|

Injured Workers Deserve a Raise Campaign

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is launching a public campaign, to demand that the provincial government honour a 2013 Statutory Review recommendation, to increase the workers’ compensation income replacement rate for injured workers by 5%. You can download the media release here. Click here to view our dedicated campaign page.

By |2017-12-13T00:38:49+00:00December 13th, 2017|

Bill C-27

C-27 was introduced without notice or consultation with Canadians, pensioners, or unions and proposes measures that directly contradict election promises to improve retirement security for Canadians. If enacted, it will have negative implications for private and public sector DB plans in every jurisdiction in Canada. You can read NLFL president Mary Shortall’s letter to the Prime [...]

By |2017-04-01T18:49:37+00:00November 21st, 2016|

Common Front NL Coalition

We Are NL’ is a campaign launched by Common Front NL, a broad based coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlander’s and Labradorians. Together we represent the majority in our province who believe that despite the current fiscal situation, we can and we must have an economy that works for [...]

By |2017-04-01T18:52:04+00:00March 1st, 2016|

Share The Wealth

Share the Wealth is an initiative of the NLFL which is aimed at engaging members of organized labour and civil society on public policy issues of importance to the workers, their families and communities.  Through this initiative the NLFL has produced research, held workshops and discussion forums throughout the province and have increased the level [...]

By |2017-03-05T05:28:20+00:00February 24th, 2012|

Green Jobs

Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Exploring Opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador While the world’s economies are facing recession (with natural resource and manufacturing sectors among the hardest hit), leaders in all sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador are seeking solutions for a sustainable recovery that will provide long-term benefits for the people of our province. The emergence [...]

By |2017-03-05T05:32:02+00:00February 24th, 2012|

Labour Rights

The issue of labour rights and the rights of working people are fundamental rights that are critical to advancing democracy and social and economic well being in any society.   According to research by the National Union of Provincial Government Employees (NUPGE), over 97% of the 180 labour laws passed in Canada in the last [...]

By |2017-03-05T05:30:00+00:00February 24th, 2012|