Ratification Vote Meetings
All members can hear about the tentative agreement reached with Dominion Diamonds, and VOTE on whether to accept this agreement.
Tue. July 3, 5;00 pm Wed. July 4, 7:00 am
Tue. July 17, 5:00 pm Wed. July 18, 7:00 am
At the GYM at the Mine Site.
for more information, you can see the POSTER HERE.
GOOD NEWS! UPDATE:
June 26, 2018 - We are happy to announce that we have reached tentative agreement with Dominion, which will save 150 jobs from being contracted out.
Read more here: Communique to Members
Meetings will be held at the mine site VERY soon! Stay tuned for details.
Threats of Lay-offs and Contracting Out
On May 10, 2018 Dominion Diamonds met with the UNW and threatened to layoff 150 unionized workers, mostly entry level, by October 1, 2018.
Following our meetings with members during the weeks of May 22-June 1, the UNW sent the following letter to Mr Wally Schumann, the Minister of Industry, Tourism & Investment, and Mr Bob McLeod, the premier and Minister of Executive and Indigenous Affairs:
June 26, 2018 - Mr. McLeod reply letter. No big surprises here - no help from the government.
Please read our important Communiques to Members:
Letters from Dominion Diamonds to the Union:
May 10, 2018 - Letter from Dominion Diamonds, threatening layoffs
May 31, 2018 - Letter from DD, extend deadline by one week
In the Media:
June 1, 2018 - CBC - Ekati layoffs dispute continues
May 15, 2018 - CBC - Dominion Diamonds threatens to layoff 150 workers
Dene Nation Supports Union Workers at Dominion Diamonds
May 2018 - Dene Nation Motion re: Ekati Diamond Mine
June 2018 - Letter from Dene Nation Chief Bill Erasmus in support of union workers