Labour views

Labour Views: The GNWT gives, the GNWT takes away

Nov 09 2022
Food and fuel prices continue to climb and northerners are feeling the pressure as wages fail to climb with them.

Labour Views: Participating in Elections

Oct 12 2022
The City of Yellowknife municipal election takes place next week, though many residents have already started submitting their ballots via mail.

Labour Views: Listen to your workers

Sep 14 2022
A common frustration we hear from union members experiencing workplace issues, is a lack of meaningful engagement from senior management.

Labour Views: Work-Life Balance

Aug 17 2022
Though the Covid-19 pandemic is still ever-present, the removal of most travel restrictions this summer means many northerners are starting to take their postponed vacations, and gather with family

Labour Views: Collective Bargaining

Jul 20 2022
Summer is in full swing, and while many northerners are enjoying the warm weather and hopefully some vacation time, the UNW is hard at work and as busy as ever.

Labour Views: Celebrating our Diversity

Jun 22 2022
June is Indigenous History month in Canada, and also the kick off to Pride season.

Labour Views: Living in the North is becoming unaffordable

May 25 2022
On June 3, 2015, I wrote a labour views column about minimum wage in the Northwest Territories

Labour Views: National Day of Mourning

Apr 27 2022
National Day of Mourning, known in other parts of the world as International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place every year on April 28.

Labour Views: What is Arbitration?

Mar 25 2022
Arbitration is a term you’ll often see in the news or media releases regarding activities between unions and employers.

Labour Views: Emerging Carefully

Feb 28 2022
The recent announcements about the lifting of covid-related restrictions are welcome news for many Northerners.

Labour Views: All Talk, No Action

Jan 28 2022
With nationwide nursing shortages being a front and centre issue well before the Covid-19 pandemic, and employee morale issues being brought forward for years, the GNWT should have been on top of t

Labour Views: The five days of Christmas

Dec 01 2021
On the first day of Christmas, my employer gave to me… five mandatory days off with no pay at the most expensive time of the year.

Labour Views: Facing Forward

Nov 03 2021
This fall sees a flurry of activity for the Union of Northern Workers.

Labour Views: Passing the Gavel

Oct 12 2021
From October 15 through 17, delegates from all over the NWT will gather online for the 18th UNW Triennial Convention. The UNW Convention is the “supreme governing body” of our union.

Labour Views: Labour Day

Sep 03 2021
 GUEST COMMENT: Josée-Anne Spirito, UNW Regional Vice President for Somba K’e