News / Updates

Nov 23 2022
UPDATE: The issues our email system were experiencing have been resolved.
Nov 21 2022
The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will be conducting ratification meetings on a new tentative agreement with the ACDC. Members ON-SITE between…
Nov 09 2022
Food and fuel prices continue to climb and northerners are feeling the pressure as wages fail to climb with them.
Nov 07 2022
After months of working at the bargaining table, your bargaining team has come to an agreement with the employer. We made some significant steps forward and fought off the employer’s biggest…
Nov 03 2022
The following NTPC Contract Ratification Vote Meetings will be taking place in November: HAY RIVER - Ptarmigan InnNovember 7 – 6:00pmNovember 8 – 12:00 noon YELLOWKNIFE - UNW Building, 4th…
Nov 03 2022
Your Bargaining Team resumed negotiations on Wednesday November 2nd and as you may recall, we were supposed to be in bargaining until Friday, November 4th. However, the City has decided to call…
Oct 27 2022
After close to a year of negotiations, your Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with NTPC. The deal came after three days of intense negotiations between the parties…
Oct 12 2022
The City of Yellowknife municipal election takes place next week, though many residents have already started submitting their ballots via mail.
Oct 05 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Union of Northern Workers (UNW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide a temporary Labour Market Supplement i
Oct 03 2022
Your bargaining team met with the Employer for negotiations on May 11-13 and again from July 13 -15. The team is set to return to the table with the Employer November 2 - 4. In Solidarity, You UNW…
Sep 14 2022
A common frustration we hear from union members experiencing workplace issues, is a lack of meaningful engagement from senior management.
Sep 13 2022
Your Bargaining Team is meeting regularly with the employer for contract negotiations. Updates on each bargaining meeting are being provided via email and on UNW Bulletin Boards on site. Please…
Sep 02 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: In a letter sent to the Employer and the Registered Nurses Association of the NWT & Nunavut, Operating Room (OR) nurses at Stanton Territorial Hospital have raised serious concerns
Aug 31 2022
Your UNW Bargaining Team met virtually with the Employer on August 23.  This was a one-day session to exchange proposals in preparation for a set of back-to-back negotiation sessions taking place…
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