Labour Day 2021: Dark Clouds and Opportunities

Every Labour Day the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) recognizes the achievements of workers to the well-being and improvements of our province. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, Labour Day was often a time for parades, barbecues and other celebrations. The past 18 months of the pandemic has been extremely challenging for all of us. [...]

By |2021-09-02T08:33:20-02:30September 2nd, 2021|

Media Release: ‘Big Reset’ Will Deepen Economic Drisis

ST. JOHN’S — Implementing the ‘Big Reset’ recommendations in the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team (PERT) report will create unnecessary suffering and make the economic crisis in Newfoundland and Labrador worse, finds Unifor Economist and ‘A Fair Reset’ blog author Kaylie Tiessen. “We’ve learned through experience in other jurisdictions that cutting wages and public services to [...]

By |2021-08-30T15:59:27-02:30August 30th, 2021|

‘Big Reset’ would result in loss of 9,000 jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S —The ‘Big Reset’ spending cut recommendations in the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team (PERT) report would result in the loss of nearly 9,000 jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador if implemented, finds new research.   “We’re talking about a 4% drop in the number of jobs available to the province’s workers, with almost three-quarters of [...]

By |2021-08-09T15:55:41-02:30August 10th, 2021|

CLC Canadian Council Statement on an Alberta Pension Plan

The Alberta Government of Jason Kenney has indicated its intention to explore withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Canada’s unions oppose this step and call on the Government of Alberta to abandon this ill-considered decision. […]

By |2021-06-16T10:51:15-02:30June 16th, 2021|

CLC Canadian Council Statement on the Government of Ontario’s Decision to Invoke the Notwithstanding Clause

The Canadian Labour Congress and its affiliates join the Ontario Federation of Labour in roundly and unanimously condemning the Ford government’s decision to nullify an Ontario court judgment which found key parts of Bill 254 unconstitutional. Doug Ford’s self-serving and dangerous step not only tramples the Charter rights of Ontarians; it will embolden right-wing governments across [...]

By |2021-06-16T10:50:56-02:30June 16th, 2021|
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