Priorities for Economic Recovery: Robust and Viable Options towards an Economy that Works for All

The NLFL is proposing the adoption of ambitious, feasible and necessary initiatives; which we believe will achieve a strong, sustainable and inclusive economic recovery. The initiatives that we are proposing in our submission, support our long-standing vision of a sustainable economy that works for all of us. An economy that is rich in good jobs [...]

By |2020-08-11T14:45:56+00:00August 11th, 2020|

Video: Statement of Solidarity with People Fighting Against Systemic Anti-Black Racism

This video is a reading of an updated version of our "Statement of Solidarity with People Fighting Against Systemic Anti-Black Racism," originally published June 4th, 2020. This updated statement was made in consultation with BlackLivesMatter NL. FULL STATEMENT: The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) and its 70,000 union members, stand in solidarity [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:58:44+00:00June 25th, 2020|

NLFL Launches “Shop Local” Campaign

Shop Local! The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) is launching a "SHOP LOCAL" campaign. We encourage our members to shop at LOCAL establishments, buy LOCALLY-MADE products, eat at LOCAL restaurants, and support OUR LOCAL ECONOMY. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN

By |2020-06-05T16:50:53+00:00June 8th, 2020|

NLFL Statement in Solidarity with People Fighting Systemic Racism

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) and its 70,000 union members, stand in solidarity with the millions of people protesting systemic racism in the United States and Canada, and elsewhere, and with those who continue to fight systemic racism the world over. We are angered, outraged and sick in our hearts and souls [...]

By |2020-06-04T13:04:33+00:00June 4th, 2020|

Tribute to Support Workers: Hats Off

The NLFL is preparing a tribute for essential workers with the help of Newfoundland musician Jim Payne. Jim also wrote and peformed "What Price Prosperity" for our tribute on the Day of Mourning and worked with us on the CD "Work, Work, Work: Work and Labour History in Song." To preview his music, head over [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:48:43+00:00May 28th, 2020|

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mr. Jones, the Public Service has Served Us Extremely Well Throughout This Pandemic

May 21st, 2020 Dear Editor, I write in response to the Brian Jones column, “Pandemic is an extended holiday for public-sector workers,” (Saltwire May 20, 2020). Let me get Mr. Jones straight, his solution to millions in the private sector losing their jobs is to advocate that millions of public sector workers also lose their [...]

By |2020-05-22T13:21:43+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

An Open Letter to Premier Ball and the Government of NL

Dear Premier Ball and government, As we move through the Covid-19 pandemic, two issues have become obvious over the past 11 weeks. If we are to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus then it is critical for families and individuals to stay home and self-isolate. The second issue is, we now understand and recognize [...]

By |2020-05-14T17:21:22+00:00May 14th, 2020|

OP-ED: Building a New Normal – Lessons Learned from COVID-19

As we start our gradual resumption of life post COVID-19 pandemic, we need to give serious thought to economic recovery, and especially an economic recovery that will benefit all of us. It will be important to ask ourselves how we got here, and what can we change to create a more equal and fair society [...]

By |2020-05-13T15:45:43+00:00May 12th, 2020|
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