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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Indexing the minimum wage is important, but indexing alone will not have a significant impact on reversing inequality or fighting poverty We need to review the minimum wage regularly with the goal of getting to a living wage. Increasing the number of working poor in our province is not good for anyone and working in [...]
NL Federation of Labour President Welcomes Proposed Changes to Employment Insurance From Federal NDP Party
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall welcomes the proposed changes to the current employment insurance (EI) system from New Democratic Party (NDP) Leader Tom Mulcair. You can read the full release here.