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Feb 28 2024
The Union of Northern Workers is gravely concerned about the Fiscal Strategy that was recently announced at the Ledge.
Feb 21 2024
Your Bargaining Team recently completed a second session with the employer, from Feb 13-15, to negotiate a renewal of your Collective Agreement with Northwest Territories Power Corp. The current…
Feb 14 2024
YELLOWKNIFE: The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) is gravely concerned about the Fiscal Strategy that was announced at the Ledge this week.
Feb 06 2024
A lot of members have been asking when they will see their retroactive negotiated pay increases on their pay cheques. The Employer’s position is that they will not process the pay increases until…
Jan 24 2024
On behalf of our members, the Union of Northern Workers sends our deepest condolences to the community of Fort Smith, and the workers at Diavik and Northwestern Air.
Jan 19 2024
Your MED bargaining team met with the City on Jan 16-18 to exchange proposals. We discussed the unique issues facing MED Officers as well as common issues within the Local. After the initial…
Jan 17 2024
Another year, another bump in the road for NWT Healthcare.
Jan 15 2024
The phones at our Hay River office are now working. Our apologies for any inconvenience this disruption may have cause this morning.
Jan 12 2024
Your bargaining team met with the City on Jan 9 to 11 to exchange proposals. We highlighted the City’s recruitment and retention challenges and the importance of better work-life balance and…
Dec 14 2023
Members have voted in favour of ratifying their tentative agreement after participating in ratification votes on December 8. The agreement will be valid until March 31,2028. Some of the highlights…
Dec 14 2023
Our next round of bargaining with the City is coming up fast, and your bargaining teams want to keep you posted on what is going on! Members from both the MED and Main unit teams met this week to…
Dec 13 2023
After five sessions of bargaining, the UNW and the GNWT find themselves far apart on a new Collective Agreement and the parties have decided to move to the next step, which is mediation. The parties…
Nov 29 2023
The 19th UNW Triennial Convention convened on Tuesday, November 28 and will continue until Thursday, November 30.
Nov 17 2023
The Union and the Employer met on November 7th, 8th and 9th in Yellowknife to commence collective bargaining. The parties exchanged proposals where they primarily focused on assessing and tackling…