LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mr. Jones, the Public Service has Served Us Extremely Well Throughout This Pandemic

May 21st, 2020 Dear Editor, I write in response to the Brian Jones column, “Pandemic is an extended holiday for public-sector workers,” (Saltwire May 20, 2020). Let me get Mr. Jones straight, his solution to millions in the private sector losing their jobs is to advocate that millions of public sector workers also lose their [...]

By |2020-05-22T13:21:43+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

An Open Letter to Premier Ball and the Government of NL

Dear Premier Ball and government, As we move through the Covid-19 pandemic, two issues have become obvious over the past 11 weeks. If we are to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus then it is critical for families and individuals to stay home and self-isolate. The second issue is, we now understand and recognize [...]

By |2020-05-14T17:21:22+00:00May 14th, 2020|

OP-ED: Building a New Normal – Lessons Learned from COVID-19

As we start our gradual resumption of life post COVID-19 pandemic, we need to give serious thought to economic recovery, and especially an economic recovery that will benefit all of us. It will be important to ask ourselves how we got here, and what can we change to create a more equal and fair society [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:43+00:00May 12th, 2020|

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to “Fish union’s delay tactics appalling”

Dear Editor, I respond to a recent letter “Fish union’s delay tactics appalling,” (The Telegram, May 5th, 2020). At the heart of this letter was, unions have no right to raise concerns about safety in the workplace. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, occupational health and safety is a primary concern of [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:56+00:00May 6th, 2020|


The labour movement has lost a proud and true trade unionist, who left an indelible mark on his union, on our movement, and on so many lives… RIP Ed and our condolences to his family and colleagues.

By |2020-04-30T12:46:10+00:00April 30th, 2020|

National Day of Mourning

April 28th is the National Day of Mourning. It's the day we honour those workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness due to their work. The above picture shows 74 candles, to represent the 74 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who died due to work from 2015 to 2018. Another 26 workers lost their [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:57+00:00April 28th, 2020|

NLFL Supports Community Organizations During COVID-19

  The Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour is helping out where we can during this pandemic. We have forwarded financial support to the following community organizations here in our province: The Community Food Sharing Association – Central, Western, Southern and Labrador West Regions The Gathering Place The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre The St. [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:54+00:00April 17th, 2020|

GUEST COLUMN: The Other Essential Workers

[Originally published April 8, 2020 in The Telegram] “Be fast, have no regrets.” Sage advice from the World Health Organization’s Dr. Michael Ryan. Governments across Canada have been quickly responding to the reality of COVID-19, taking unprecedented measures to contain its spread and mitigate the impact on the economy and its citizens. People need follow [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:46:11+00:00April 9th, 2020|
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