News / Updates

Nov 03 2022
The following NTPC Contract Ratification Vote Meetings will be taking place in November: HAY RIVER - Ptarmigan InnNovember 7 – 6:00pmNovember 8 – 12:00 noon YELLOWKNIFE - UNW Building, 4th…
Nov 03 2022
Your Bargaining Team resumed negotiations on Wednesday November 2nd and as you may recall, we were supposed to be in bargaining until Friday, November 4th. However, the City has decided to call…
Oct 27 2022
After close to a year of negotiations, your Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with NTPC. The deal came after three days of intense negotiations between the parties…
Oct 12 2022
The City of Yellowknife municipal election takes place next week, though many residents have already started submitting their ballots via mail.
Oct 05 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Union of Northern Workers (UNW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide a temporary Labour Market Supplement i
Oct 03 2022
Your bargaining team met with the Employer for negotiations on May 11-13 and again from July 13 -15. The team is set to return to the table with the Employer November 2 - 4. In Solidarity, You UNW…
Sep 14 2022
A common frustration we hear from union members experiencing workplace issues, is a lack of meaningful engagement from senior management.
Sep 13 2022
Your Bargaining Team is meeting regularly with the employer for contract negotiations. Updates on each bargaining meeting are being provided via email and on UNW Bulletin Boards on site. Please…
Sep 02 2022
YELLOWKNIFE: In a letter sent to the Employer and the Registered Nurses Association of the NWT & Nunavut, Operating Room (OR) nurses at Stanton Territorial Hospital have raised serious concerns
Aug 31 2022
Your UNW Bargaining Team met virtually with the Employer on August 23.  This was a one-day session to exchange proposals in preparation for a set of back-to-back negotiation sessions taking place…
Aug 17 2022
Though the Covid-19 pandemic is still ever-present, the removal of most travel restrictions this summer means many northerners are starting to take their postponed vacations, and gather with family
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