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Jul 17 2023
The Union of Northern Workers sends our deepest condolences to the community of Fort Liard and the Acho Dene Koe First Nation as our union mourns the loss of one of our Local 13 members who lost th
Jul 09 2023
Talks between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Union of Northern Workers for a new Collective Agreement broke off on July 7, 2023 without a deal being reached. The GNWT and the…
Jul 06 2023
The following letter was sent to the GNWT Ministers of Health and Finance on June 16, 2023. Links to view PDFs of original correspondence - including the response from the Minister of Finance are…
Jul 05 2023
As the union representing all public healthcare workers in the NWT, we have a front seat view of the current system – and it’s not looking good.
Jun 13 2023
Your UNW bargaining team has met four times with the GNWT bargaining team since starting negotiations with the employer in March 2023. The most recently meetings were held June 6-8; the next round of…
May 31 2023
For the second year in a row, K'atl'odeeche First Nation and Hay River have been devastated by the effects of a natural disaster.
May 23 2023
Cc: All MLAs Dear Premier Cochrane and Minister Wawzonek,  Re:  Hay River Disaster Emergency Funds
May 19 2023
YELLOWKNIFE: The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) is contributing $30,000 to the United Way NWT Emergency Response Fund to support evacuees from Kátł’odeeche First
May 18 2023
TO: All UNW Members at HRHSSA RE: Special Leave Provisions Members of Local 21,
May 15 2023
Please read the important information below from our friends at United Way NWT, who are coordinating donations for those impacted by the wildfires affecting Hay River and Kátł’
May 15 2023
The Union and the Employer met with a mediator last week to mediate some complaints that had been filed with the labour board by the employer. In doing so, we also tried to come to a new tentative…
Apr 25 2023
On April 22nd the union held a strike vote for members who work at Avens, a Centre for Seniors. The ballots were counted on Monday and the members have provided a strong strike mandate. We are not …
Apr 21 2023
Your bargaining team and employer met on April 5-6 for conciliation. Conciliation is a step in the bargaining process that brings the employer and union bargaining teams together with the help of a…
Apr 18 2023
UPDATE: all outstanding issues have been resolved. The UNW is currently experiencing technical issues with our phone and with sending/receiving external emails.
Apr 17 2023
Attention All NTPC Members! Your contract with NTPC expired on December 31, 2022. To prepare for contract negotiations with the employer, Locals with NTPC employees are given an opportunity to…