#PushforProgress Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour International Women’s Day Statement

International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8th, is a day when women the world over recognize, and celebrate, our achievements.  The theme for IWD 2018 is #PushforProgress, a nod to the growing global movement of advocacy, activism, and support surrounding gender parity and sexism. Inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the aim of the theme is [...]

By |2018-03-08T12:09:15-03:30March 8th, 2018|

Indexing An $11/Hour Minimum Wage Is A Terrible Idea

This statement may seem odd coming from the Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL). Labour organizations, and their social justice partners, have been working hard for minimum wage increases for decades.  The problem is the planned increase to $11 - sets the minimum wage at an unacceptably low level - among the lowest in [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:36-03:30September 11th, 2017|

International Women’s Day 2017 #Be Bold For Change #Rise up for Change

In 1908, the seeds of International Women’s Day were sown when women from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union went on strike and demanded not just better wages and benefits, but better working conditions as well. Their demand for “Bread and Roses” has become the international theme for the women’s movement around the globe. Unions [...]

By |2017-10-18T11:55:15-02:30March 8th, 2017|
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