News / Updates

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
Feb 07 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: Mediation between PSAC/UNW members and the City of Yellowknife has been unsuccessful.
Feb 06 2023
Please see attached Notice of Lockout sent on February 5, 2023 to PSAC North and UNW by the Employer: Re: First Notice of Lockout Pursuant to Section 87.2(2) of the Canada Labour Code This notice…
Feb 05 2023
Yellowknife - As previously announced, PSAC/UNW served a notice to be in legal strike position for February 8, 2023.
Feb 01 2023
UPDATED: February 6, 2023 Response to the letter posted below:  Response from Mayor Rebecca Alty, February 2, 2023 The following letter to Yellowknife Mayor and Council sent on January 31, 2023…
Jan 26 2023
There is strike training available through both UNW and PSAC beginning January 28, 2023: UNW TRAINING  PSAC TRAINING  Saturday Jan 28 – 9am -1pm Thursday, Jan. 26…
Jan 10 2023
Bargaining has been postponed. While our team was prepared to begin negotiations today, weather related travel delays have caused bargaining to be postponed. We were eager to get to the table to…
Jan 04 2023
For nearly three years now, we have all been in a state of constant flux and change due to the global covid-19 pandemic.
Dec 12 2022
NTPC Members have voted to accept the tentative agreement for a new contract with NTPC. The agreement process will be complete when the tentative deal is ratified by the employer. Information about…
Dec 09 2022
Bargaining to commence January 10. Our Union bargaining team will be meeting with the Hay River Housing Authority January 10th-12th to negotiate a new collective agreement. The previous agreement,…
Dec 07 2022
Costs are rising sharply these days, but one thing that isn't rising is the wages workers need to keep up with those increases.
Nov 23 2022
UPDATE: The issues our email system were experiencing have been resolved.
Nov 21 2022
The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will be conducting ratification meetings on a new tentative agreement with the ACDC. Members ON-SITE between…
Nov 09 2022
Food and fuel prices continue to climb and northerners are feeling the pressure as wages fail to climb with them.
Nov 07 2022
After months of working at the bargaining table, your bargaining team has come to an agreement with the employer. We made some significant steps forward and fought off the employer’s biggest…