(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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
The NLFL rally to support striking workers of CUPE 1761 had a great turnout! Workers united will never be defeated! […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Today the Presidents of the four Atlantic Canada Federations of Labour and representatives of The United Way in Atlantic Canada met to discuss and align common values, objectives and campaigns - and explore ways to continue working together with one voice on those common issues that make a difference.