N.L. Labour Federation chooses new president

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour has chosen a new president to replace Lana Payne who recently took the position of Atlantic director with Unifor.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour has chosen a new president to replace Lana Payne who recently took the position of Atlantic director with the new Unifor super union.

Union activist Mary Shortall was elected as Federation of Labour president during an executive council meeting on Thursday. 

Shortall is currently Newfoundland and Labrador's representative for the Canadian Labour Congress.

In a statement released on Friday, Shortall said she commended Lana Payne and former first vice president Gus Doyle.

"I am very much looking forward to working with them and our 65,000 members and am honoured to represent them as their president," Shortall said.

Shortall has not said whether or not she will step down from her position with the Canadian Labour Congress.

Fish, Food and Allied Workers' president  Earle McCurdy, was elected as the Federation's first vice president during Thursday's meeting.

McCurdy is also an industry council representative on Unifor's executive board. 

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