Newfoundland & Labrador Minimum Wage Remains Lowest in Atlantic Canada and Falls Further Behind as Nova Scotia Announces $1 increase.

St. John’s, NL:  The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) has been demanding that the province substantially increase its minimum wage this April 1st.  As NLFL President Mary Shortall pointed out, “Our province has the lowest minimum wage in all of Atlantic Canada and the second lowest in all of Canada.  Other provinces are [...]

By |2020-01-31T17:00:16+00:00January 31st, 2020|

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Snowmageddon Buries St. John’s, Uncovers Social Justice”

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 [...]

By |2020-01-30T16:51:31+00:00January 30th, 2020|

Letter of Support for Unifor Local 594 – Lock-out at Co-op Refinery Complex

(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, [...]

By |2020-01-29T12:42:18+00:00January 29th, 2020|

Letter to the Editor – A Stronger Economy is Possible

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 [...]

By |2020-01-14T13:35:51+00:00January 14th, 2020|

OP-ED: Newfoundland & Labrador Now Has the Second Lowest Minimum Wage in Canada

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 [...]

By |2019-10-02T15:20:17+00:00October 2nd, 2019|

International Day of Older Persons

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!

By |2019-10-02T11:38:10+00:00October 1st, 2019|

Labour Day Events 2019

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 [...]

By |2019-08-26T18:02:48+00:00August 26th, 2019|

NLFL Holds Rally to Support CUPE 1761

Placentia, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) and its affiliates will be part of a rally in Placentia to support the 15 workers for the Town of Placentia as they enter into their seventh week of strike action. The rally will take place August 23rd, 2019 at 11:30 AM in front [...]

By |2019-08-23T12:45:03+00:00August 23rd, 2019|
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