Media Release: City of Yellowknife restricting access to elected Councilors

Feb 27 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: On Feb 15th, union leaders invited Yellowknife’s Mayor and Council to meet with us and discuss some of the issues our members are experiencing.

Media Release: Union response to City of Yellowknife request for arbitration

Feb 24 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: Just after 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 22, the UNW/PSAC bargaining team received a request from the employer to enter into binding arbitration.

Media Release: Union's Latest Proposal

Feb 22 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: It has been over one week since the Employer and the UNW/PSAC bargaining team sat down for another round of mediation to try to resolve the ongoing strike/lockout.

Media Release: NWT Court removes limit on number of picketers

Feb 17 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: The UNW/PSAC is happy to report that the interim injunction limiting the number of picketers at City facilities was amended by the NWT Supreme Court this mornin

Media Release: City refuses to negotiate on wages

Feb 14 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: The UNW/PSAC bargaining team had hoped to reach a deal during mediation yesterday, however, despite providing two more proposals to the City within the last we

Media Release: Mediation with City of Yellowknife to Resume on Monday

Feb 10 2023
UPDATE: The mediation between the UNW/PSAC and City of Yellowknife that was tentatively scheduled for Sunday, February 12 has been postponed to Monday, February 13 due to the medi

Media Release: City of Yellowknife fails to table new offer

Feb 07 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: Mediation between PSAC/UNW members and the City of Yellowknife has been unsuccessful.

Media Release: UNW Executive Releases Wage Disruption Funding to Local 345

Feb 07 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: The Full Executive of the Union of Northern Workers has voted to allocate $250,000 from the UNW’s Wage Disruption Fund to the Local that represents City of Yellowknife bargaining unit

Media Release: City of Yellowknife serves surprise lock-out notice

Feb 05 2023
Yellowknife - As previously announced, PSAC/UNW served a notice to be in legal strike position for February 8, 2023.

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.