2024 Pre-Budget Submission

February 7, 2024

In Budget 2024, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour recommends that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador invest in a strong, people-centred economy that provides good jobs and a sustainable future for all workers.

The NLFL recommendations for Budget 2024 focus on: securing a sustainable future for workers through a just transition; strengthening labour standards and workers’ rights; raising the minimum wage; supporting the recruitment and retention of Early Childhood Educators; building a more equitable and inclusive economy; and investing in our public healthcare system.

A strong, diversified economy relies on good jobs in a variety of sectors, rather than relying heavily on resource extraction. There is no silver bullet or single megaproject that will fix the social and economic challenges the province is facing.

With new opportunities on the horizon, a healthy, diversified economy built on good, sustainable jobs is essential. Workers and their unions are ready and willing to collaborate with government to realize the opportunities on our doorstep that will grow our province and build a healthy, resilient and prosperous economy for generations to come.

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