News / Updates

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
Jul 22 2022
From July 19 to 21, delegates from GNWT Locals met in Yellowknife for a Bargaining Conference. During the conference, delegates presented the bargaining proposals put forward by their Locals,…
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.
Jul 19 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: The UNW is once again disappointed to see that the GNWT’s failure to recruit and retain staff is requiring a further reduction in healthcare services.
Jun 30 2022
The nominations periods for the positions of RVP for Somba K'e and Kimberlite closed on June 22 and 27, respectively.  SOMBA K'E
Jun 22 2022
June is Indigenous History month in Canada, and also the kick off to Pride season.
Jun 06 2022
This year PSAC’s 2022 National Triennial Convention was held virtually from May 26 to June 3.
May 25 2022
On June 3, 2015, I wrote a labour views column about minimum wage in the Northwest Territories
May 19 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Social Justice Fund and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) are each contributing $30,000 for a total of
May 12 2022
The UNW stands in solidarity with all our members in Hay River, K’atł’odeeche First Nation, and the surrounding areas who are affected by the flooding and evacuation.
May 11 2022
Your current Collective Agreement expires on June 30, 2022. In preparation for the upcoming contract negotiations, your Local is now accepting bargaining proposals. If you have ideas or suggestions…