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UNW Email Issues - Update

Nov 23 2022
UPDATE: The issues our email system were experiencing have been resolved.

Media Release: Labour Market Supplement

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

Media Release: Ongoing Staffing Crisis at Stanton

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

Media Release: Ongoing Healthcare Staffing Issues

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.

RVP Elections for Somba K'e and Kimberlite Regions

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

2022 PSAC National Convention Coverage

Jun 06 2022
This year PSAC’s 2022 National Triennial Convention was held virtually from May 26 to June 3.

Media Release: Flood Relief for Evacuated Communities

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

Hay River Flooding and Evacuation

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.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Mar 08 2022
Bargaining is one of labour’s strongest opportunities to challenge inequality and create lasting change in our workplaces that promote equity and benefit all workers.

Condolences for Fort Smith - Updated March 7

Mar 04 2022
The UNW sends our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and neighbours of the community member who passed away in Fort Smith.

Media Release: UNW Response to Labour Market Supplement for RNs and MLTs

Mar 02 2022
The Collective Agreement between the Union of Northern Workers and the GNWT allows us to negotiate the terms of a Labour Market Supplement to address recruitment and retention problems resulting fr

Employment Opportunities with UNW

Feb 14 2022
The UNW is seeking two positions to join our team at HQ in Yellowknife. Service Administrative Assistant

Media Release: Issues Concerning NWT Healthcare Workers

Feb 13 2022
In light of the recent Covid-19 outbreak at Stanton, the Union of Northern Workers is increasingly concerned about the wellbeing of our healthcare members.

Canada's Unions Condemn Convoy Activities

Feb 10 2022
While the UNW always supports Canadians’ rights to peacefully protest, we stand in solidarity with other unions across Canada in condemning the activities of the truck convoy protests and call on a

Online Panel Discussion: Hanging by a Thread

Feb 04 2022
On February 4, provincial and territorial premiers are gathering virtually for a Council of the Federation meeting.