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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|

IN MEMORIAM: Ed Hogan

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|

Letter from CLC: Campaign to Reduce Interest Rates on Credit Cards

SIGN THE PETITION TO REDUCE INTEREST RATES NOW Greetings: The Canadian Labour Congress is launching a targeted campaign tomorrow to call on the big banks and credit card companies to help struggling Canadian families by significantly reducing credit card interest rates. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread anxiety [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:46:09+00:00April 3rd, 2020|

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Online Courses

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety currently has several free courses online on workplace safety during the COVID-19 crisis. Courses include: Pandemic Awareness Pandemic Planning Mental Health: Awareness Mental Health: Health and Wellness Strategies More information: CCOHS-CCHST educational courses

By |2020-05-13T15:46:12+00:00April 3rd, 2020|

Information on Assistance During COVID-19 Crisis

This document is a collection of resources on the information, services, and benefits that exist for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during the COVID-19 crisis. These include services provided by local groups as well as the provincial government and federal government. The page will be updated as warranted. Last updated June [...]

By |2020-06-18T16:17:55+00:00March 30th, 2020|

LETTER TO THE PREMIER: Workers Are on the Front Lines

Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier Government of Newfoundland & Labrador Confederation Building, 8th Floor - East Block P.O. Box 8700 St. John’s, NL  A1B 4J6 Dear Premier, Thank you, and your government, for the steps you have taken to date to help keep us all stay safe; and to ensure that if and when this crisis [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:46:52+00:00March 19th, 2020|

NOTICE: NLFL Enacts Work-From-Home Policy

UPDATE JUNE 8, 2020: The NLFL offices remains closed to the public. However, staff have returned to the office. *** EARLIER RELEASE As a precautionary measure as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NL Federation of Labour will enact a work-from-home policy effective immediately. This policy will remain in place indefinitely; we will [...]

By |2020-06-09T11:55:35+00:00March 19th, 2020|
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