Now is the Time for a $15 Minimum Wage

As David Maher’s August 2nd column accurately stated, there has been a renewed debate about the merits of increasing NL’s minimum wage to $15. Business, with their usual fierce resistance, attribute higher unemployment rates, business failure, and young people working for pocket money as the rationale for keeping workers below the poverty line. CommonFrontNL claims [...]

By |2019-08-09T17:48:31+00:00August 9th, 2019|

Canada’s Labour Leaders Encourage Premiers to Embrace Universal Pharmacare

The Presidents of Federations of Labour from across the country are in Saskatoon during the Council of the Federation meeting; to encourage Canada’s premiers to embrace a public, single-payer, universal pharmacare program. “The evidence is clear – a public universal pharmacare program will provide equal access and coverage for all Canadians, reduce drug prices, and [...]

By |2019-07-22T17:04:24+00:00July 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|

Labour Welcomes RNC Investigation Training on Workplace Fatalities

News Release from Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour On behalf of the 70,000 members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL), I want to congratulate Chief Joe Boland and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC), for undertaking a training session for their officers in investigating workplace serious injuries [...]

By |2019-06-13T12:28:27+00:00June 11th, 2019|

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) Expects a Government that Works for Workers

By Thursday evening, people in NL will know who will lead the province for the next four years. What can we expect? History tells us many promises made on the campaign trail will never be realized. Openness and transparency will morph into back-room deals and insider secrecy. Yet, we live in hope things will be different this time around.  [...]

By |2019-05-14T13:29:13+00:00May 14th, 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|

NLFL Holding Leader’s Forum

Join us Tuesday April 30 at 7 pm in Salon A at the Delta Hotel to hear the position of all four party leaders on key social and economic issues facing the province.  This event will be live streamed at

By |2019-04-29T17:56:14+00:00April 29th, 2019|

Read NLFL President Mary Shortall’s Speaking Notes From the Launch of NAPE’s “Don’t Be That Guy” Campaign

For many years – the labour movement participated in the struggle to make gains for a more equal world, though campaigns as well as legislative, and collective bargaining changes, to ensure that the disadvantaged in our society can live, work and love in safety and with the same rights that we all deserve and for some of us – [...]

By |2019-05-02T16:31:27+00:00April 25th, 2019|
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