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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…
Nov 09 2023
The Union of Northern Workers joins the many voices in Canada and around the world calling for an immediate ceasefire to prevent further loss of civilian life in Gaza. 
Nov 08 2023
It’s election season in the NWT, and the UNW is in campaign mode. In addition to representing our members at the bargaining table and in the workplace, unions are also political activists.
Oct 16 2023
Dear Members, Your Union bargaining team, Richard Dallman, Bonnie Henderson, Robson Muwani and Negotiator Frances Baroutoglou, met with the employer from Oct 10 -13. We discussed key workplace…
Sep 27 2023
September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. How individuals choose to observe this day is shaped by that person’s experience of Canada.
Sep 20 2023
Each year, the UNW sponsors up to 10 scholarships in the amount of $3,000.00 dollars each for students enrolled in full-time study. 2 of the 10 scholarships are reserved for successful candidates w
Aug 22 2023
The following letter was sent to the NWT Premier and Cabinet regarding financial support for NWT Evacuees and the plan for returning to affected communities. August 22, 2023
Aug 16 2023
The UNW offices in Hay River, Inuvik, and Yellowknife are temporarily closed to the public.
Aug 15 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) are contributing an additional $150,000 to the