News / Updates

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…
May 04 2022
Your Bargaining Team held its third set of talks on April 11 - 13, 2022, to negotiate a new Collective Agreement with Northwest Territories Power Corp. The current Collective Agreement expired on…
May 04 2022
Your Bargaining Team will meet with the employer for collective agreement negotiations May 11 - 13, 2022. Bargaining Team members are Reilly MacNeil, Geraldine Penney, Karlee McKay, and PSAC…
May 04 2022
Your Bargaining Team opened negotiations for a new Collective Agreement with the Employer on April 5-8, 2022. The current agreement expired on March 31, 2021, but remains in effect until a new…
Apr 27 2022
National Day of Mourning, known in other parts of the world as International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place every year on April 28.
Apr 08 2022
The key goal of the last round of collective bargaining between UNW/PSAC and Evergreen Forestry was to reach and maintain wage parity with firefighters at the GNWT. As such, the parties agreed in…