Union of
North America

Newfoundland and Labrador

It’s easy to join LIUNA in Newfoundland and Labrador. Here’s how:

Step 1: Contact LIUNA
Call us at Local 1208 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador at 709-726-6256. Or email us. Ask to speak with an Organizer. He or she is a specialist in labour law and will answer all your questions. All contacts with LIUNA are confidential. No obligation.

Step 2: Sign LIUNA Membership Cards
With the guidance of an Organizer, you and your co-workers sign LIUNA membership cards. The employer never sees these cards. LIUNA Organizers are sworn to protect confidentiality.

Step 3 Vote for LIUNA (if this is a necessary step)
When the majority of workers in the proposed bargaining unit sign cards, the Labour Relations Board will order a secret ballot representation vote. This vote is normally held within five working days of when the union applies for certification. If the majority vote in favour of the union, it is certified.

However, if both parties agree, (the Company and the Union), that no vote is required, then voluntary recognition will certify the proposed bargaining unit by the Labour Relations Board.

LIUNA Will Protect Your Rights Under Newfoundland and
Labrador Labour Law

Most employers would rather not have their employees represented by a union. But the choice is not theirs. Under Newfoundland and Labrador labour law, your employer cannot interfere with your decision to join a union. Employers can talk about the union generally but are forbidden from making any promises or threats, or to do anything that might prevent employees from making a free decision.

If your employer breaks the law, LIUNA will take legal steps to enforce your rights.

What are you waiting for?
If you think you need a union, you probably do. LIUNA is one of Canada’s largest and most respected unions. A better life for you and your co-workers is just a phone call or email away. Contact us today.

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