RNU is a member of the Common Front NL, a coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians that is leading the $15 and Fairness NL movement. 

The $15 and Fairness movement in Newfoundland and Labrador continues to gain strength with Mark Nichols taking on the new role of Community Organizer.

“We’re excited to have Mark join our team and help guide the push for a $15 minimum wage and fairer labour laws,” said Alyse Stuart, chair of Common Front NL, a coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

“Throughout the pandemic we’ve seen the important work minimum wage workers do and how dangerous that essential work can be. Support for a living wage is building among residents and businesses across our province. Mark will guide our efforts as we continue to campaign to have workers in our province appropriately compensated.”

Nichols, who spent fifteen years as a parish priest and two decades with the Canadian Forces, is an experienced community worker and social justice leader.  As Community Organizer, Nichols will strengthen efforts to raise the minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador, which is currently the second lowest in the country.

“One of my priorities will be dispelling the myth that a $15 minimum wage is bad for business,” said Nichols.  “Now more than ever, we need to demonstrate the economic gains to be made from putting decent wages in low wage workers’ pockets. We cannot go forward as a province if we continue to prevent over 60,000 workers from earning a living wage.”

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For more information:

Mark Nichols

Community Organizer

$15 and Fairness NL

markcurtisnichols@hotmail.ca

709-764-0172